Monday, May 24, 2010

Curry Tuna with Mushrooms

Have you ever find yourself wondering what else to do with the boring canned tuna other than spreading it on your toast like tuna salad? Here's a quick, easy and absolutely delicious switch-up anyone can do!

Ingredients (Dinner for 1):
1. 1 cup pasta, cooked almost to al dente
2. 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
3. 1/2 cup shittake mushrooms (or your favorite mushrooms), sliced
4. 1/2 tomato, diced
5. 1/2 can canned tuna (in water)
6. 2 teaspoon curry powder
7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
8. 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
9. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
10. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
11. Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a saucepan, saute onions in 1/4 cup water until tender or translucent.
2. Add diced tomatoes and mushrooms, season with a pinch of salt and cook covered for 2 minutes.
3. Add tuna, curry powder, ground cumin, ground turmeric, chili powder and onion powder. Add 1/4 cup water, stir to mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes.
4. Add pasta and cook covered for another 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir fry to mix well.
6. Serve hot!

Nutritional value of this recipe:
At 396 calories for the entire serving, this dish will give you 3.6g of dietary fiber, 29g of protein and 20%* of your daily required iron intake. What a great alternative way to enjoy the convenient canned tuna!

* based on a 2,000 calories a day diet

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