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I made a really yummy, very cheap and pretty darn healthy cassarole this weekend.  I shall share my method with you…

Creamy Tuna & Broccoli Casserole

1.  In a mixing bowl, mix the following:

· 1 can of cream of celary soup

· 1 cup of water

· 2 TBSP dried onion

· 1/2 TSP garlic powder

2.  Mix with a fork or whisk until lumps are gone

3.  Add:

· 2 cans of tuna (don’t drain it)

4. Mix in thoroughly with a fork.

5.  Add:

· 1 cup of instant rice

· broccoli florets (as much as you want)

6.  Stir in.

7.  Pour all of it into a casserole.

8.  Bake at 400 for 30 minutes

This is pretty much a basic cassarole, and can be easily modified to suit your taste.

Variations on the theme:

  • You can use any type of “cream of” soup.
  • You can replace the tuna with any meat or beans if you want to go vegetarian.
  • You can replace the broccoli with other veggies.  You can use fresh veggies or frozen.  Canned veggies would probably get too mushy.
  • You could add french fried onions, crumbled ritz crackers, corn flakes, or bread crumbs to the top for a crunchy texture.
  • You could add cheese in and on top if you like it cheesy.
  • You could add a variety of spices for a kick.

It’s easy to keep the supplies for this in your cupboard and freezer, so on one of those days where you wander around going “what can I eat?” you can just pull out your rice, soup, tuna & veggies and have a good dinner in about 35 minutes.

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