Lebanese Tuna Sayaddieh

As a special treat for you, Gizzy will prepare the delicious Lebanese dish, Tuna Sayaddieh. She hopes you will try and make it yourself!

Ingredients: Serves 4
4 Medium Onions
2 Tuna cans (in oil not in brine)
Ground Cumin
Salt
Sunflower Oil
2 Cups of Basmati Rice
4 Cups of Water

Here we go!!

1. This is what you need. 2. Firstly, chop the onions into a small dice. 3. They should look roughly like this.
4. Fry the onion in a sauce pan with 4-5 tbsp of sunflower oil. 5. Fry gently until the onions become a rich golden colour. 6. Drain the oil from the can of tuna and add to the onion.
Mix well.
7. Add 1 tsp of Salt and 2 heaped tbsp of ground cumin and mix well. (reserve 1 tbsp cumin for the rice). 8. Remove 3/4 of the onion and tuna mixture and set aside. Leave the remainder in the pan. 9. Add 4 cups of water to the pan, then bring it to boil.
(water should always be double the amount of the rice)
10. Add the rice to the pan with 1 tbsp of ground cumin. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook on a high heat until the water begins to boil again. 11. Once the water has reached boiling point, lower the heat to minimum. Cover it, leaving a small gap for evaporation. Cook for 15-20 mins. When most of the water  has been absorbed, cover fully and cook for a further 5 minutes. 12. Turn off the heat and leave the mixture for another 5 mins. Place the rice on a serving plate.
13. Place the the remaining tuna mix (which you set aside earlier) on top of the rice and serve immediately. ITADAKIMASU!!!
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