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Friday, January 11, 2013

Cheesy Shrimp and Rice Casserole




This dish is flat-out delicious!







Did you know ~

·      Shrimp ranks number one in volume among seafood’s consumed in the United States.

·      According to the National Fisheries Institute, each American eats 4.1 pounds of shrimp apiece per year. 

·      The word casserole comes from a French term meaning, “served from the dish used for cooking.”  

Which brings me to this flavorful shrimp casserole.  The simple ingredients in this recipe make this dish an easy dinner on a busy night.  While it’s in the oven, there’s plenty of time to make the salad, and maybe some garlic bread.

The snowy whiteness of the rice, the golden colored cheese and the pinkish shrimp, turns into a colorful appetizing dish.

And ~ it’s even great the next day!







Cheesy Shrimp and Rice Casserole

Ingredients:

5 green onions sliced
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons pimento
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups cooked long grain rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

Method:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large skillet, sauté green onions and green pepper in butter until tender.
Stir in pimento.
Add shrimp, salt, seasoned pepper and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute.
Stir in the rice, soup and ½ cup of the cheese.
Pour shrimp mixture into a greased casserole dish.
Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining 1½ cups cheese.
Bake, uncovered, for 5 more minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Serve


Bon Appetit!



Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes! 






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18 comments:

  1. This dish has quite a few of our favorite things. It looks delicious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. This looks so delicious! So creamy and yummy with the melting cheese! I could even eat the shrimp right off the pan! We love shrimps!

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  3. Yeah I can comment again! this would be a smash hit in our home cheesey goodness!

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  4. Oh yummy!
    Love me some shrimps.

    M :)

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  5. Shrimp is delicious - with rice & cheese = WoW! At least 3 favorites in your dish. Thanks!
    ~Judy

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  6. Dishes like this one, make for good meals during the week. Thanks for sharing another good recipe.

    Velva

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  7. I love all things cheesy! This looks great!

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  8. Pam,
    We love shrimp cooked any way. I usually don't bake shrimp, but this casserole looks so good with the cheese and rice, Yum!

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  9. uauuuuuuuuuuuuu...great Recepie!!!As usual...

    Js

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  10. Lot's of my favorite things in this delicious looking dish. Thanks for the casserole definition.

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  11. Love shrimp and this casserole looks absolutely divine! Can't wait to try it and the dinner rolls on your previous post. Thanks for the fab recipes!

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  12. This sounds excellent, cheesy and cajun-y. Canjuny is a word right? :)

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  13. Ooooohhhh.. Yum!! Cheesy shrimp? Sign me up! I'll be trying this very soon.. thanks for posting!

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  14. I am making this for our next church potluck. I love all the flavors in this recipe plus who doesn't love cheese!

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  15. Pam these potatoes look amazing!!!

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Keep smiling,
Pam