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Creamy Tuna Broccoli Rice
78 votes


Great stick-to-the-ribs main or side dish.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 cup dry basmati rice
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 12 ounce can tuna, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or olive oil [or ghee]
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour [or BTD compliant flour]
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1-1/4 cups water

    Optional ingredients:

  • mushrooms [portobello or other BTD compliant mushrooms]
  • green, red, or yellow peppers
How to make it:
  1. Bring rice and 1-1/2 cups water to boil (add salt and a Tablespoon oil if desired).
  2. Cover and reduce heat.
  3. Simmer about 1/2 hour or until done.
  4. After the rice has begun simmering, begin steaming the broccoli in a separate pot.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in butter [or ghee] or oil until onion is tender.
  6. Stir in flour and salt and heat until smooth (won't take long).
  7. Remove pot from heat and stir in the broth and water. Bring pot back to burner and heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  8. Boil and stir one minute.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. When the broccoli and rice are tender, stir them into sauce with the tuna.
  11. Sprinkle with celery salt to taste.
  12. Even better as leftovers.


  13. Scoop leftovers into green, red, or yellow pepper halves and bake as stuffed peppers.
  14. Add 1/2 to 1 cup allowable chopped mushrooms and saute with onions. You may need to add a little extra oil, butter, [or ghee].
  15. Use pasta in place of rice.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 ,4 N N B B N N N N
Tuna2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Broccoli1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mushroom (Portobello)2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...2 ,3 A N A A B N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 02:50 PM By: Drea