This recipe might not seem like a side dish, but for my family it is because we don't eat any meat. It is very good--try it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place tuna in a medium saucepan and pour water over it, then sprinkle with onion powder and garlic powder. Lay onion rings on top. Cover the pan and simmer about 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

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Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 34.3g 69% DV; carbohydrates 14.9g 5% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 37.8mg 13% DV; sodium 70.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
Holy hay... Love love love this dish!! I am a nut for canned tuna anyway(actually I use the pouches now!) and I always have it on hand. I used to just eat it plain with a little s&p but this is way better!! Plus its so quick and easy to make. It really is delicious! I like to eat it as a main dish with some sauteed asparagus and my fave Kraft macaroni and cheese! (yep from the blue box!) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(2)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2009
Sorry this is a poor preparation even for canned tuna. Also to clear up some confusion there's no such thing as a vegetarian who eats seafood because vegetarians don't eat the meat of any animal. Pescatarians however do. Read More
(15)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2009
Sorry this is a poor preparation even for canned tuna. Also to clear up some confusion there's no such thing as a vegetarian who eats seafood because vegetarians don't eat the meat of any animal. Pescatarians however do. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
04/04/2007
I did not like this even though I love onions and tuna. And BTW tuna is meat Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2005
I didn't care for this recipe at all... if anything it only brought out the fishiness of the tuna. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2011
This was okay - I ate it all but it was just kind of an odd recipe; I wasn't entirely sure the contributor was serious about this. I made it exactly as written except for the cooking time. I used two small (3 oz.) cans of chunk light tuna in water and one medium-large yellow onion. After 5 minutes of cooking the onion was hardly cooked so I probably cooked it for another 5-10 minutes. The onions "cooked down" a little bit but I still thought there was too much onion; a small onion would have been better. I served this on a bed of no-yolk egg noodles which helped round it out; otherwise I wouldn't have known quite what to do with this. This was just weird and I don't think I'll be making this again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2003
It was ok Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
06/20/2008
"Hollybear" tuna may be considered as meat to some people but many vegeterians eat seafood. Like the creator of this recipe and ME. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2012
This recipe can turn out pretty good but ONLY IF YOU CHANGE THE METHOD OF COOKING. Skip the water/poaching method -- that's just weird. What you need to do is saute the onion in some butter until browned and soft. Then add in the tuna. Doing this really improves the flavours and makes for a very good dish. (good for on top of noodles or rice or even as a sandwich filling as strange as that sounds...) I recommend a little extra blob of butter right before serving if you are going to put it on pasta.:-) And a little S&P helps too. The recipe as written now though is really not that great but like I said with these changes it turns out delicious. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
Holy hay... Love love love this dish!! I am a nut for canned tuna anyway(actually I use the pouches now!) and I always have it on hand. I used to just eat it plain with a little s&p but this is way better!! Plus its so quick and easy to make. It really is delicious! I like to eat it as a main dish with some sauteed asparagus and my fave Kraft macaroni and cheese! (yep from the blue box!) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2009
awesome Read More
(1)
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