Yesterday, I shared a couple of Fido-friendly recipes. Even though we don’t have any cats any more, I didn’t want to forget your favorite feline. I found this recipe, along with a couple of other pet treat recipes, in my favorite dehydrator book, The Dehydrator Bible, which I have out from the library, but I think it’s going to go on my wish list. This is a really good dehydrator book!
Anyway, this recipe seems pretty simple and looks like it makes some nice healthy cat treats. If I had a cat, I’d make these. Let me know if you try it.
Tuna and Rice Snacks
1 6-ounce can water-packed low-sodium tuna
1 cup cooked brown rice, cooled
Drain juice from tuna, reserving juice. In a food processor, purée tuna and rice until smooth, adding enough of the reserved juice to make a thick, smooth paste.
Scoop out ¼ teaspoon of paste and, with moistened fingers, roll into a ball. Press to 1/4” thickness, and place at least ¼” apart on mesh drying trays. Repeat with the remaining paste, dipping your fingers in water often to prevent sticking.
Dry at 155°F (68°C) for 2 to 3 hours or until very firm, crisp and dry throughout. Let cool completely on trays, Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or refrigerate for up to 3 months.