Pilafi Me Garides (Rice Pilaf W/shrimp)
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Pilafi Me Garides (Rice Pilaf W/shrimp)
  Rice    Pilaf    Greek  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:17:59 AM. Recipe ID 48611. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pilafi me garides     (rice pilaf w/shrimp)
 Categories: Main dish, Pasta/rice, Greek
      Yield: 10 Servings
  1 1/2 lb Shrimp
           Salt to taste
      1 ea Med. onion
      3 ea Stalks of celery
  1 1/2 c  Oil
      1 ea Med. onion, chopped
  1 1/2 lb Tomatoes, peeled,strained OR
      1 tb Tomato paste diluted with:
      1 c  Water
  2 1/2 c  Raw rice
     Wash shrimp and put into lge. pot.  Add enough water to cover. Add
  salt and whole onion and celery, and bring to a boil. Cook for abt. 5
  min. Remove the shrimp with slotted spoon and reserve liquid. Shell
  and devein the shrimp.  Heat the oil in lge. pot. Saute chopped
  onions until light golden.  Add shrimp, turning 2 or 3 times. Add
  tomatoes (or tomato paste). Cook abt. 5 min. more, then remove
  shrimp. Set aside and keep warm.
     Measure liquid in which shrimp were boiled, allowing 2 1/2 c. for
  each cup of rice.  Add liquid to the pot with the tomato sauce. Bring
  to the boil and add the rice. Stir for the first few minutes to
  prevent sticking. Cook about 12 to 15 min. until the rice is tender
  but has not absorbed all of the liquid. Add 2/3 of the shrimp. Mix
  well. Remove the pot from the heat.  Cover with a clean towel and
  cover the towel with the lid. Let stand 5 to 10 min., until all
  liquid is absorbed. Mold rice into a pyramid shape. Garnish with
  remaining shrimp. Serves 6-10.

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Recipe ID 48611 (Apr 03, 2005)

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