EASY SHRIMP RICE CASSEROLE
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Cooking
Southern cooking is synonymous with Southern hospitality, also living along the Gulf coast most of my life, seafood is always readily available. Creole food, complex, rich, and deliciously flavorful has a tantalizing taste all its own. EASY SHRIMP RICE CASSEROLE can be adjusted to the amount of spices you may want to add. One dish meals are a favorite, for the cook (me) , and the family. Side dishes are always interesting selections, depending on how many are coming for dinner and what taste bud desires they present. Casseroles are no longer in the “hurried , and last-minute meal ” category. The modern casserole has certainly become more sophisticated, as its ingredients are only as limited as a homemakers imagination and budget. Although this casserole is very easy to make and does not include a long list of ingredients, you can add what you like , doubling is very simple and just requires , adding more of each ingredient. Recipes serves 5 easily. If guest list is larger, you know what to do!
Prep time: 10 minutes Serves :5 Baking time: 30 minutes
2 lbs shrimp (cooked)
2 cups cooked rice
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheese
1 small can sliced mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup half and half
1 cup cracker crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Assemble all ingredients. Brown onion in butter in a skillet. Add all ingredients to skillet, except cheese and cracker crumbs. Saute for a few minutes. Remove from skillet and place in a ovenproof baking dish.
Bake for 15 minutes. Add grated cheese and cracker crumbs on top. Bake 15 minutes more or until cheese is melted and cracker crumbs slightly browned. Remove from oven and serve. Cream of mushroom soup may be substituted for half and half if desired. Serve with your favorite vegetables , my choice would be okra and stewed tomatoes. Your favorite salad, bakery bread fresh fruit or pudding for dessert. Southern sweet tea would be beverage for my family.
Invite guests over and enjoy EASY SHRIMP RICE CASSEROLE!