Monday, 23 February 2009

One-Pot Tuna Pasta

With a lack of water to drink - let alone washing up - a one pot meal is ideal for most of us.
Try this one - a much cheaper version than those one finds in a packet - can be made over a gas stove when we have a power cut or load shedding!
This has all you need for a complete meal. 8 ounces Elbow Macaroni, Medium Shells or other medium pasta shape -- uncooked 2 1/2 cups water 2 chicken or vehgetable bouillon cubes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoon fresh basil leaves (or 1 tsp dried if necessary) 1 green or red pepper (chopped) 1 cup green beans - cut into small lengths and lightly cooked 1 cup milk 4 ounces Cheddar or other strong cheese -- grated 1 can tuna packed in water -- drained 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Bring water, bouillon cubes, pepper and basil leaves to a boil in a 4-quart pot. Gradually add pasta so that water continues to boil. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, dice pepper. Stir diced pepper, green beans and milk into pot; cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until pasta and beans are tender. Stir in cheese, tuna and parsley until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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