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Plantation Shrimp Pilau

Yield 6 to 8 servings


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup regular rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Fry bacon in large skillet until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

  2. Combine water, salt, and drippings in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir in rice. Reduce heat; cover and cook 20 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle shrimp with Worcestershire sauce; dredge in flour. Sauté shrimp, celery, and green pepper in butter for 3 minutes. Cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir into rice. Add salt, pepper, and reserved bacon, stirring well. Serve hot.

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