Simple Tuna Curry With Rice

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Quick to make out of ingredients you have on hand. A hit with the whole family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start the rice cooking.
  2. Over low to moderate heat, saute onion, garlic, and your vegetable of choice in butter. (If you use tuna packed in oil, you can drain the oil and use that to saute the onions.)
  3. Season with salt and curry powder and continue to saute until veggies are tender.
  4. Stir flour into vegetables until it coats them and combines with the butter/oil.
  5. Over moderate heat, add enough of the milk to cover the vegetables, and stir to create a smooth sauce. As the milk begins to heat, the butter/flour mixture that was coating the vegetables will begin to blend with and thicken the milk. Once it becomes thick, add half of the remaining milk, and continue stirring until it again heats to the thickening point. Then add the rest of the milk, stir again, and allow to come to the thickening point for the last time. (This process is a bit difficult to describe, but not hard to do. Adding the milk at little at a time and stirring to keep it smooth as you go keeps the sauce from forming lumps and prevents scorching. You can also do this step over low heat, in which case you don't have to stand right over the pot stirring constantly, but it's still good to add the milk in stages, and stir regularly.).
  6. Once the sauce is heated, add the tuna, and bring back to simmering. If the tuna is packed in oil, drain the oil (which you may have used in step one). If it's packed in water, you can just dump the whole can into the sauce, water and all.
  7. Serve tuna curry over rice. A green veggies side is nice (steamed asparagus or broccoli, cucumbers in vinaigrette, green salad, or peas).
Most Helpful

5 5

Soooooo good! What great way to mix it up with tuna! I thought I had enough curry powder, opened the jar and only had about a 1/2 t. left so we did a search and made our own mix, so dinner was saved. I added minced jalapeno to the pepper, onion, garlic mix and we enjoyed the little extra heat. I thought the tuna might be too overpowering and fishy tasting, but it was very subtle, the flavors from this great sauce really complimented it. I served it over some leftover lemon rice, salad and broccoli. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I'm looking forward to making it again.

5 5

Easy to make and tasted like I was eating a meal at a restaurant

5 5

fantastic, basic ingredients made to taste like a million dollars, thank you very much for this