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You can always trust a fat chick to know what she's doing in the kitchen. Today I'm sharing a family recipe for tuna casserole. Unlike probably every other tuna casserole you've ever had this one doesn't taste like cardboard and it's very easy. It also reheats fantastically well.

The imperial measurements are rough estimates only, but it's not industrial chemistry so don't worry too much. It's all a matter of personal taste.

Tuna Casserole

A can opener (get a good one if you're coming with me on this gastronomical journey 'cause you'll need it)
A casserole dish that can hold at least 1.5 litres (3 pints)
Small frying pan (any kind of stove-top pot will do)

A 400g (14 oz) can of tuna
A 440ml (14 fl oz) can of cream of asparagus soup
125ml (small can, 4 fl oz) evaporated milk
1 cup of rice (long or medium grain)
1 small onion
Grated tasty cheese (between half a cup and the whole bag, depending on taste)
Large bag of potato crisps (plain salted are best, but chicken flavour works well too)

Turn the oven on to 180C (350F).
Next, cook the rice according to the directions on the pack, and drain. While the rice is cooking, chop up the onion. (If you hate chopping onion you can buy it pre-chopped and frozen at most supermarkets. Use about a handful, or 4 tablespoons if, unlike me, you practice slavish orthodoxy in the kitchen.)
Cook the onion in a little butter or oil (about a tablespoon) until it's translucent. If you like more 'bite', just brown it a bit. Open all the cans and mix the rice, the onion, the cheese and the contents of the cans together in the casserole dish.
Crush up some of the potato crisps and scatter them on top. Eat the rest of the bag.

Cook for 30 minutes and serve to rapturous applause.

La Tessla Belladonna

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