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Pirates' House Shrimp Pilau

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup uncooked regular rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside.

  2. Sauté onion and green pepper in bacon drippings until tender. Stir in tomatoes; cook over medium heat 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and reserved bacon.

  3. Pour mixture into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring once during baking. Serve hot.

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