Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

My mother always made tuna rice, but my husband likes pasta ... so i substituted pasta for rice ...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a medium saucepan with non-stick cooking spray (or use oil if you like) and saute the onion and garlic for a few minutes.
  2. Add the hot pepper and tuna, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the salt and spices, mix well.
  4. Add tomato sauce and about 2 tbsp water if mixture seems too dry.
  5. Next add the pasta and mix well, cover and reduce heat.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

Going by other reviews, I added ketchup instead of tomato sauce, and used the cardamon as instructed. The end result was a pretty dry dish, but the flavor was kinda nice. I'm giving this 3 stars for decent flavor, but not so appealing end result. It was good, but my kids didn't care for it at all. I probably won't make this again.

Denise Nachtigal July 08, 2009

made this last night. i left out the cardamom because i wasn't sure it would combine well with tuna. this recipe is great - its great when served warm. didn't have a scrap left. will double it next time and will be making it several times in the future. thanks for the great recipe najwa. p.s. adding this as an afterthought: when you write tomato sauce in your recipes, do you mean ketchup? coz that's what i use everytime but was just wondering if im meant to use like tomato paste or something instead?

grapefruit October 07, 2006

Wasn't too impressed with this one. Came out much different than I had imagined. Don't know what I was thinking expecting my kids to eat this. They're used to me trying out new recipes all the time, but this one did not fly with them. It was an interesting recipe but i'm afraid this flavor combination was just not for us. It also came out pretty dry despite my adding the 3 T. tomato sauce and the 2 T. water. Oh well!

AprilShowers February 04, 2007

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