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Spiced Shrimp Pilau

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Category: Biscuits

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Fresh or frozen medium
  • -shrimp in shell; peeled &
  • -deveined
  • 1 ts Grated gingerroot
  • 1 ts Ground coriander
  • 1/2 ts 5-spice powder
  • 1/2 ts Paprika
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/4 ts Ground turmeric
  • 3 tb Margarine or butter
  • 1 tb Cooking oil
  • 1/4 c Finely chopped onion
  • 3 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 Fresh chili pepper; such as
  • -Anaheim, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 c Long-grain rice
  • 3 1/4 c Water or chicken broth
  • 3 Green onions; sliced


In a large bowl combine shrimp, gingerroot, coriander, five-spice powder,
paprika, cumin, and turmeric. Cover, let stand at room temperature while
preparing rice. In a large saucepan heat margarine or butter and oil till
margarine or butter is melted. Add onion, garlic, and chili pepper. Cook
till onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add rice. Add water (plus 1/2
teaspoon salt if not using chicken broth) or chicken broth. Bring to
boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or till rice is
nearly done. Stir in shrimp mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook,
covered, about 5 minutes more or till shrimp turn pink and rice is tender.
To serve, spoon onto a serving platter. Garnish with green onions and
cilantro, if desired. Makes 4 main dish servings.

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