Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SEAFOOD BAKED RICE

1½ cups raw long grain rice (not instant)
3 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups favorite veggies chopped (see note)
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1½ pounds of cleaned shrimp
1 clove garlic minced
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese shredded

Cook the rice, 1 tablespoon butter, veggies (but not the mushrooms), salt and pepper in the chicken stock (I used a basic frozen mix of corn, peas, beans, carrots). After it is cooked, fluff rice with fork, and let it rest (covered) for 10 minutes to make sure all of the broth is completely absorbed. Cool completely (this can be done ahead of time).

In a wok, saute the minced garlic in a tablespoon of butter. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until tender. Scoot the mushroom-garlic mixture over to the side of the pan and lightly saute the shrimp until it starts to turn pink. Add 1 cup of cream, 1 cup of chicken broth and cooked rice to the pan. Cook for a few minutes or until the sauce is hot. Stir in one cup of shredded cheese. Place this mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until bubbly.


Delicious!!
NOTE: The possibilities of this recipe are endless. It would be good with any kind of veggies, seafood, chicken or ham.

17 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, this looks out of this world good! I would love this (Sweetie-Pi won't eat shrimp, but I could add shrimp for me and chicken for him, I think.) Oh my gosh. This makes me happy just to look at it!

mamakeith said...

Oooo! I want to dig in to that ooey topping! That looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing!

Anncoo said...

Hi Coleen,
I am so happy that you tried this recipe. I also love your version, will try it out soon.

Debbie said...

Oh wow, that looks fantastic. I know now what I am adding onto next weeks list for dinner! I will also check out the blog! Thanks!

Kaitlin said...

I think - I KNOW my parents would absolutely love this. I need to make it for them when I go home for Christmas! Thanks

betty r said...

Oooh sounds delicious Coleen..oh and the variations..I want to make this now but the leftovers in the fridge have to go first.

Marge said...

Oh wow - this is a great recipe - thanks! And, I'm heading to vote for you now...

Laura said...

I voted for the maple twists because they are right up my alley! Good Luck!

girlichef said...

Oh, this sounds really delicious!! And I'll head on over to the voting now! :D Good luck!

Bunny said...

I need to try this with ham, our 14 yr old has developed an aversion to fish of any kind, no special reason mind you, just doesn't like it anymore. GRRRRR!!! Now see when I saw this the first thing I thought of was how great this would be for a holiday gathering, and your right the possibilities are endless, I love that!! Off to vote!

Bunny said...

I don't know how I missed the soft pretzels you made but I'm making those, they look so good!!! Can you freeze them Coleen???

Wandering Coyote said...

Man, I have so many of your recipes bookmarked now! I actually have it on my to-do list this week to go through all of my bookmarked recipes, print them out, and actually start making them! This one is getting added to the mix - it looks wonderful!

Jackie said...

Hi Coleen

What if you don't have a wok?

Coleen's Recipes said...

JACKIE: Any wide pan would work, just as long as its a big one.

HoneyB said...

This looks really delicious!

Thanks for telling us about Anncoo, I will go right over and check the blog out!

I also went over and voted for you!

Shelly W said...

This looks soooo good! I voted for you and hope you win! You submitted some awesome pics and recipes.

Carrie said...

I've never heard of such a dish but I can't wait to try it! We have a family at work that we are all making meals for and we are struggling to find new casserole recipes... I am taking this one next week!