When I first got married, I couldn't cook, but I did charm my husband with this dish. This was one of the first dishes that I made, that I didn't ruin. It is a very hearty, robust, satisfying, comfort meal. Oysters, shrimp and rice...ummmm, perfect with a crusty bread and butter. Please don't let the ingredients turn you off....they blend beautifully together...I hope that you will enjoy this as much as we do.