Scallops With Rice

"Scallops aren't the cheapest seafood on the market, but their buttery flavor is worth the expense. This is a simple, wholesome recipe that will satisfy, whether it is just you or guests. I buy frozen scallops from the grocer, thaw them, and they work just fine. For the rice I like to use a quick-cooking Rice Select royal blend--texmati white, brown, wild, and red for some variety. Some of the grains are nutty flavored and slightly al dente, which contrasts with the rest of the ingredients. Serve the same wine you cook with: a dry chablis is recommended. Serve with a vegetable or other side dish of your choice. Adapted from "Cooking in a Casserole" (1967) by Robert C. Ackart, esq."
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  • Assemble and prepare all ingredients
  • In a 5-quart casserole, melt butter, cook onion until translucent. Remove and reserve.
  • In casserole, heat oil and cook rice until it is well coated and begins to turn golden. Add reserved onion, parsley, and seasonings. Cover.
  • In a saucepan, heat wine with thyme and bay leaf. Add scallops and enough boiling water to cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and reserve scallops; strain and reserve broth.
  • Add 2 cups of broth to rice mixture in casserole; if necessary, add more boiling water to have 2 cups. Stir once, cover, bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in scallops, cover, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

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  1. Kimberly D.
    I followed the directions as written. The rice wasn't even halfway cooked. Maybe it would work if you extended the rice's cooking time to about 50 minutes before adding the scallops. Looks like it's frozen pizza for us tonight.


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