Summer for me means shrimp. It also means tomatoes, but I haven’t gotten my garden started yet so I’ll have to stick with the shrimp for now. :)
You might have noticed by now that I have a fondness for casseroles. Although they probably don’t rate very highly on the epicurean scale, they’re tasty comfort food. The children are more likely to eat veggies that I sneak in. Oh…and casseroles frequently can be prepared using just one or two dishes, which makes for easy cleanup.
Today I’m going to share a recipe for shrimp and rice casserole. I made it with wild rice this time, but you could definitely make it with brown rice, too. And I used broccoli to do the sneaky-veggie thing, but the casserole is delicious with green peppers, too.
Shrimp and Rice Casserole
1 package of long grain and wild rice
1 pound uncooked, peeled shrimp
1 cup of broccoli
1 chopped medium onion
4 oz. mushroom slices (fresh is best, but canned works fine)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup seasoned croutons
Old Bay seasoning to taste
Couple of dashes of garlic powder
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cook the rice according to the package directions. While it’s cooking, in a big skillet, sauté the shrimp, Old Bay, garlic, onion, mushrooms and broccoli in the butter until the shrimp are pink.
Add the soup to the cooked rice. Add the shrimp mixture to the rice, then place in a 2 quart, greased container.
Sprinkle croutons on the top and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to taste for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
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