for family meals :
recipe comes from Liz Alderson
who runs a UK recipe site called find-a-seafood-recipe.com
title of the site really speaks for itself but if you
would like to find out more about Liz, its creator and
editor, then have a look at her page under the Biography
recipe has fond memories for me. I was interested in
cooking from an early age and when I was about twelve
years old, my parents and I went to visit some old neighbours
- people we'd lived next door to when I was six.
Connie' was a great cook. She had a kitchen full of
preserves and used to make wine - her kitchen was an
Aladdin's cave for me.
had three children who were friends of mine and we used
to play together quite a lot. They couldn't understand
my fascination with their mother's kitchen. They saw
it as a scene of chores - I saw it as a delightful place
of entertainment and I used to hope that Auntie Connie
would ask me if I'd like to help.
on this particular visit, she served a rice dish and
I asked her for the recipe. When we got home I made
it for my parents and myself. To be honest, I wheel
it out quite frequently- it's so versatile.
Connie served it with chicken portions and for a long
time, I did the same. Gradually I have experimented
and here I have adapted it as a 'one-pot' for canned
tuna and optional prawns (shrimp) and I bet you can
think of many ways of using it.
1 onion - peeled and chopped
8 oz (225g) white long grain rice
1 can 14 oz (400g) peeled chopped tomatoes
1 tbspn tomato puree
1 vegetable stock cube
1 pint (600ml) water
2 tbspns worcester sauce
8 oz (225g) frozen mixed veg
2 cans 7 oz (200g) tuna
1 can tuna and 8 oz (225g) cooked peeled prawns (shrimp)
your oven to Gas Mark 5, 375°F or 190°C
the oil in a fire and ovenproof casserole dish and
fry the onion until soft.
the rice and stir to coat with the oil - take the
pan off the heat when you do this, or the rice will
burn and not absorb the liquid.
the tomatoes, purée, stock cube, water and
Worcester sauce, bring to the boil. Then transfer
it to the oven and bake covered for 30 minutes.
the frozen mixed veg, stir well and bake a further
20 minutes - if the rice looks like it's drying out
at this point, then add a little water.
in the tuna and prawns and bake a further 10 minutes.
is delicious and it's just one pot to cook, serve
and wash up. Lovely.
more seafood recipes go to www.find-a-seafood-recipe.com