Max’s Rice and Tuna Treats
BBC2 here I hope you are all well! I feel the need to readdress a small issue with regards to the Bread Pudding recipe. BBC1 has written that I stole this from his mother, I can understand why he would think that as sometimes I can conveniently forget the truth, but on this occasion his mother gave the recipe to me years ago and I still have her hand written note on how to make Bread Pudding!
Like the Bread Pudding uses left over bread, I had a bowl of leftover plain boiled rice, this started me thinking of how I could use it. Lizzie, our friend and self-appointed chief taste tester, was over for lunch and that meant Teddy and Max were playing in the kitchen while I was cooking lunch, so I used the rice to make some treats for them both, although they haven’t said as much I think they both liked them, so give them a try and please do let us know what you and your furry friend/s think.
185g tin tuna in sunflower oil
175g/ 6 oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
150g/ 5oz cold boiled rice or what you have left over
Preheat oven 170c fan
Put the flour and baking powder in a food processor than add the tuna and the oil and pulse, you should now have a fine bread crumb mixture. Now add the cold rice and pulse until the rice is incorporated, you now need to add the egg to bind the mixture together, you are looking for a smooth dough like mixture. Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. If the dough is too sticky (this can be due to the tin of tuna as some brands have more oil than others) knead with flour until you have a smooth dough. Then roll the mixture out to ¼ inch thick, cut into strips and cut the strips into squares about the size of a postage stamp, place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown, leave to cool on the baking sheet, I wrapped half the mixture in cling film and baked it later when Teddy had gone home with a bag of the treats and I still had loads left for Max.
BBC1: both the dogs love these little morsels! Also they are very good for them! My BBC2 we’re getting touchy aren’t we…lol…so sorry for misleading our lovely readers…but I knew the bread pudding was my mum’s, after all I grew up eating it!