This Curried Salmon Rice Pie is absolutely delicious (in my humble opinion!) and has been my favourite #1 dish for years. My family usually cook it for me for my birthday and in fact, my twins turned 14 last week and this was their requested birthday dinner, so I took the opportunity to update the photos because the old photos really didn’t do it any justice.
It truly is a winter comfort food, but we have it all year long. It can also be made with either Tuna or Salmon, it really depends what you have in your pantry at the time. It is a rice crusted pie, with a layer of salmon over the base with a creamy curry sauce and sprinkle of cheese over the top.
While the rice is cooking you can prepare the curry sauce, this saves a lot of time. Also the recommended amount of curry is more than my kids can handle so I use 1/2 – 3/4 a tablespoon, increasing the intensity as they get older.
Curried Salmon or Tuna Rice Pie
1 hour 20 mins
- 1 cup white rice
- 30g butter
- 1 egg
- 45g butter, extra
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 egg, extra
- 425g can tuna or salmon in spring water
- 60g cheese
- Cook rice as per packet instructions, drain
- Combine rice with butter, egg, salt and pepper
- Press rice mixture over base and up sides of dish
- Arranged drained, flaked tuna over rice base
- Melt extra butter, add flour and curry powder, stir until smooth, cook 1 minute
- Remove from heat, gradually add milk using a whisk to stir out lumps
- Add mayonnaise, return to heat, stir until sauce boils and thickens
- Add lemon juice and parsley, reduce heat, simmer 1 minute, remove from heat
- Add extra beaten egg, cool slightly
- Spoon mixture evenly into rice shell; sprinkle with grated cheese
- Bake in moderate oven 25 to 35 min or until golden brown on top
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
I found this recipe many years ago from an old AWW cookbook.
The base is made up of cooked rice
Cover base with a tin of salmon (removing the bones)
Top salmon with curry sauce and sprinkle with cheese
Note: this post has been updated with new photos, it was originally posted on 13th May 2013.