Saturday, August 23, 2008

Microwave Seafood Bake

A tasty and attractive casserole of rice and shellfish, with hard-boiled egg and parsley for extra color. If you are using fresh mussels, remember to scrub them well before cooking. Recipe serves 4.

Power Setting: High (100%)


2 ounces (60 g) butter
1/2 onion
8 ounces (250 g) cooked long-grain rice
8 ounces (250 g) peeled shrimp (prawns)
8 ounces (250 g) shelled cooked mussels
1 cup stock
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


1. Place the butter in a shallow casserole dish and cook for 1 minute to melt.
2. Peel and chop the onion. Stir into the butter and cook for 1 minute.
3. Stir in the rice, blending well. Mix the shrimp with the mussels and spoon over the rice mixture. Pour over the stock and sprinkle with the parsley. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes.
4. Serve hot garnished with sliced hard-boiled egg.

Note: The mussels should be opened in a small amount of water (or white wine) over medium-high heat, and any that refuse to open should be discarded. The liquor remaining in the pan should be included in the stock.

To freeze: Cool, cover, label and freeze.
Freezer life: 1 month.
To use: Thaw then cook for 3-4 minutes until hot.

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