This tuna cashew pilau family recipe is so easy and it's budget friendly too. It's made in well under an hour, all in one pot meaning that you can relax easily with hardly any dishes to do!
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Tuna Cashew Pilau

This tuna cashew pilau family recipe is so easy and it's budget friendly too. It's made in well under an hour, all in one pot meaning that you can relax easily with hardly any dishes to do!
Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 560kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

  • 125 g cashew nuts
  • Low fat cooking oil spray
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp and ½ medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 300 g basmati rice
  • 850 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 80 g frozen peas
  • 2 x 160g cans of tuna spring water drained
  • Freshly chopped coriander
  • 20 halved cherry tomatoes optional

Instructions

  • Dry fry the cashew nuts in a large frying pan until golden and lay aside to cool
  • Heat the spray oil in the frying pan until it begin to bubble, turn down the heat and sauté the onion for 3-4 minutes until soft.
  • Stir in the garlic paste for about a minute then stir in the curry powder, turmeric and stir for a few more seconds.
  • Stir in the rice then immediately add the stock, lemon juice and frozen peas. Allow the contents of the pan to come to the boil and then turn down to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the stock has been absorbed stirring occasionally to ensure the rice doesn't stick to the pan. Add more liquid if required.
  • Once rice is cooked turn off the pan and stir in the tuna and cashew nuts.
  • Season to taste and serve with the coriander scattered over topped with the halved cherry tomatoes.

Notes

This recipe is freezable.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 80.8g | Protein: 13.6g | Fat: 21.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 69.3mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 6.8g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 6.5mg