Tuna Breyani recipe

Easy meal that doesn't take long to cook and looks like you've been slaving all day?

Tuna Breyani...this is my own combination from years of trying, so it's pretty basic.

2 cans tuna (the chunky one in water)3 cups basmati rice (half done, ie, after it boils, let it steam for only 5 minutes, then drain and run cold water over to stop cooking)Oil1 onion4 potatoes, quartered1 tsp garlic crushed1 tsp tumeric1 tsp jeera1 tsp seafood masala1 tsp fish masala1/2 to 1 tsp chilli powder depending on preference1 tsp salt1 grated tomato1 - 2 1/2 cups water (hot)2 cups frozen mielies

Heat oil in a pot (one that can handle steaming breyani, I use my wok)Add onions and quartered potatoes. Braise for 10 minutes, or till onions are browning. Remove potatoes and set aside. Add garlic, braise another minute, then add all the spices and braise for a few minutes. Add a little water if the spice sticks.Add tuna (you can break it in to smaller chunks), grated tomato and 1 cup water. Allow to bring to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes (There's no long waiting for meat to tenderize, cause the tuna is already cooked!). Dish out most of the mixture from the pan. Use a half cup water to "rinse" the remaining bits, stir together with a third of the rice. Now start layering: Mixture, potatoes(all), sprinkle mealies, rice, mixture, sprinkle mealies, rice (end with rice). Pour remaining cup of water over. Return to stove, on high to get the water boiling, just for 3-5 minutes. Then lower to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Done in under an hour?

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