Easy Cheesy Tuna and Rice One Skillet Recipe

Do you ever have days where you are scrambling to get dinner made, but you desperately need to go grocery shopping? This Easy Cheesy Tuna and Rice One Skillet recipe is a life saver for nights like that.

This Cheesy Tuna and Rice One Skillet Recipe is quick and easy to make. Plus, it is budget friendly and uses common pantry items!

We don’t typically eat a lot of tunafish in our house, but we do tend to keep a couple cans stocked in the cupboard. I love how quick and easy it is to make (yay for one pot 30 minute meals!). The flavors are simple and basic so feel free to experiment with seasoning when you make it. Also, it is budget friendly and uses common pantry items, making it perfect for when you have a no spend week or need to stretch the monthly grocery budget.

Easy Cheesy Tuna and Rice One Skillet Recipe

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Ingredients:

2 (5 oz) cans of tuna, drained

3/4 cup long grain rice

2 cups vegetable broth

Frozen broccoli (at least 6 oz)

1-1/2 cups shredded cheese

Directions:

Open your cans of tuna and drain them before adding the tuna to a skillet.

Heat tuna on med-high heat while measuring the rest of your ingredients.

Add long grain rice and vegetable broth to the skillet and stir. If you do not have vegetable broth, water will work as well.

Heat to a boil then cover the skillet and reduce to low heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. (If you decide to skip the broccoli, you may need to simmer for 20 minutes.)

Add as much frozen broccoli as you would like. I used six ounces, but probably could have added more. If the rice absorbs all the liquid, you may add a little more broth as you add the broccoli. Stir and cover for about 5 minutes.

Stir in cheese and cover for about 3 minutes or until melted.

Serve and enjoy!

Whenever I can make an inexpensive meal quickly, I’m happy. The kids have not tried my Cheesy Tuna and Rice recipe yet since they are convinced they won’t like it. I don’t eat tuna a lot, but when I do, I prefer it in a hot dish like this one skillet recipe. I hope you enjoy this meal too!

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Easy Cheesy Tuna and Rice One Skillet Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 2 (5 oz) cans of tuna, drained
  • ¾ cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Frozen broccoli (at least 6 oz)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Open your cans of tuna and drain them before adding the tuna to a skillet.
  2. Heat tuna on med-high heat while measuring the rest of your ingredients.
  3. Add long grain rice and vegetable broth to the skillet and stir. If you do not have vegetable broth, water will work as well.
  4. Heat to a boil then cover the skillet and reduce to low heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. (If you decide to skip the broccoli, you may need to simmer for 20 minutes.)
  5. Add as much frozen broccoli as you would like. I used six ounces, but probably could have added more. If the rice absorbs all the liquid, you may add a little more broth as you add the broccoli. Stir and cover for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in cheese and cover for about 3 minutes or until melted.

This Cheesy Tuna and Rice One Skillet Recipe is quick and easy to make. Plus, it is budget friendly and uses common pantry items!

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