Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CORE Tuna and Zucchini Paella

Picture coming - food doesn't photograph so well when it's hot ;)

Tuna, rice, lemon pepper and vegies.
Nice hot or cold as a salad.

Serves: 6

Difficulty: Easy

  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 3 tsp vegetable stock powder (or 3 cubes)
  • 1 x 420 g chunk Tuna in Spring Water
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 2 or 3 zucchini, sliced in 0.5cm slices
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • cracker pepper
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 3+ cups of frozen beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels


Heat a large nonstick pan, add 2 tsp oil.
Sautee onion and zucchini until onion goes clear and zucchini skin is bright green.
If like me, you prefer al dente zucchini, remove onion and zucchini to a bowl, otherwise leave in pan.
Add last 2 tsp oil and dry rice, stir to coat.
Add 2 cups of water, stock powder/cube and the tin of tomatoes and simmer over low heat, stirring frequently. Add extra water as water absorbs (I used 2 3/4 cups water in total)
After about 20 minutes, add the tin of tuna (don't bother draining) and the frozen veg (still frozen).
Simmer for 5 minutes, add zucchini back.
Season with a good dose of cracked pepper and add the lemon zest.
Simmer for 5 mins and serve

Not on Core? The total points for this is approx 22 points (3.5 pts per serve)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dazey Dee, Made this tonight for dinner we all loved it, tasted fantastic and very filling, have one son who wont eat tuna but he asked if next time could make it with chicken breast, will give it a go.
Thank you for helping us make core so much easier through your recipes!