Saturday, April 16, 2005

Dried Scallop and Shrimp Pilaf

This recipe was inspired by a post from a member at a parenting forum which I frequent. The original recipe has dried osyters but I have omitted it. This pilaf has a very subtle taste and very easy to make. You can cook the rice either with your rice cooker, over the stove or a thermo pot.

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3 cups basmati rice
3 medium size shallots
2 clove garlic
1/4 cup dried shrimps, soaked till soft
1/3 cup dried scallops, washed
1/4 cup dried sliced mushroom, soaked (Can replace with button mushroom)
1 1/2 tsp pepper
salt to taste
3 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil


1. Wash and drain rice
2. Blend shallots, garlic and dried shrimps
3. Heat oil in a pot/pan
4. Add shallot/garlic/shrimp paste and stir fry till fragrant
5. Add scallops and stir fry for about 2 minutes followed by mushrooms, pepper and salt
6. Add rice and stir till the rice is well coated with the mixture
7. Transfer rice to the rice cooker if you are using it, and add water let it cook
8. For those using pot, add in the water and let it boil and then lower the heat till all the water is absorbed
9. Serve hot

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