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Creamy Tuna Broccoli Rice

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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.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/S...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Rice (White/...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

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

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

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/...1 ,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 (Po...2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Gree...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.

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

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