Today's recipe is from that era. I was given a cook book for Christmas, and tonight I tried the first recipe from it. The book has over 400 CWA recipes, divided into the normal sections.
I found this to be relatively quick and easy.
- 1 cup of rice
- 1 x 425g can tuna (I always use tuna in brine), drained
- 1/2 cup margarine (could probably reduce this somewhat)
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 tablespoons chutney
- 1 x 440g can of crushed pineapple
Boil or steam rice until cooked. Drain. Add tuna and stir to combine.
Melt the margarine in a saucepan, add the flour (I added the curry powder here too) and stir. This will resemble glumpy breadcrumbs - stir to cook the starch, then add the milk and stir until mixture thickens.
(I use a whisk to make my roux and it always works out creamy) Add the remaining ingredients and mix again to combine.
I did partially drain my pineapple, but did leave about half the juice.
I heated the mix in a casserole dish and baked in a moderate oven (160c) for about 20 minutes. I could have let it go to brown a bit more, but the boys were HUNGRY !!!!
OK - so it doesnt look like much - in fact, it looks like orange gloop.
13yo - It was good
18yo - Pretty good (and a thumbs up) [you KNOW that 18yo's do not expend much energy on vocabulary - so two words and a gesture is prime!]
Hubby - After going back for 3rds - You can cook this again - this is really nice - I like this one. I think it would also work using ham instead of tuna. If you could make enough of it, it would be really nice at a party........... should I eat that last bit, or save it for tomorrow's lunch?