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Cheesy Tuna and Rice

Cheesy Tuna and Rice

Cheesy Tuna and Rice is a tasty variation on the traditional casserole. Delicious, easy to prepare and it's ready in less than 1 hour.


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) whole tomatoes, cut in half, drained
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna packed in water, drained


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Blend in flour, salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil.
  5. Stir in cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese until melted.
  6. Combine rice, parsley, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, and tomatoes in 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Top with tuna. Spread cheese sauce over tuna.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Servings: 6

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestlé® and

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