Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vintage Recipe Thursday - Shrimp Creole with Cheese Rice

It's been a while since I've done Vintage Recipe Thursday.  It isn't for lack of trying, actually.  I made a couple of different recipes and the truth is...they just weren't blog-worthy.  I only put recipes I really like on the blog.  But last week I decided to try again.  As usual, this is from my grandmother Lin Lin's 1978 copy of For the Love of Cooking.
The recipe?  Shrimp Creole with Cheese Rice
1/4 cup butter
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 cup diced celery
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp salt
dash cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
1/2 small bay leaf
4 drops of hot sauce (or more, if you're me)
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1 can tomatoes
2 cups cooked shrimp
cheese rice (recipe follows)

Melt butter in skillet.  Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook slowly until tender but not brown.
Add flour and seasonings; stir until blended.  Stir in green pepper and tomatoes.  Cook 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.  Add shrimp and heat.  Serve in casserole lined with cheese rice.

Cheese rice:
3 cups water
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular rice
2 cups shredded pasteurized process American cheese (I confess I just used mild cheddar)
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tsp prepared mustard

Bring water to boiling point; add butter, salt, and rice.  Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, and cook, covered, until tender, about 20-25 minutes.  Stir cheese, onion, and mustard into hot rice.  Line hot 2 quart casserole with cheese rice and fill center with shrimp creole.
We opted not to dirty a casserole dish, instead just layering rice in individual bowls and putting the shrimp on top.  Man was this delicious!

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Jeremi said...

This looks really really good.
Going to have to try it .....

Anonymous said...

Please don't tell me there were leftovers in the fridge on one of my babysitting days.

Andrea said...

I don't do shrimp, but I read the recipe anyway! ;)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That looks good. And it looks like something Livie would gobble up!

My Mad World said...

Sounds very yummy but I don't do shrimp either. I'm sure it would be good with chicken though. Thanks for sharing this!

Mere said...

well i think anything would taste delicious with a 1/4 cup of butter!! :-D

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

We love shrimp and all seafood at our house (rice too). This sounds like a really wonderful recipe, especially with your substitution of cheddar instead of the processed cheese. Thank you for sharing this recipe, and for participating in VRT.
Have a great 4th of July weekend. :-)

Barb said...

I wish I was a good enough cook to make this! Hopping over from Mom Loop

Rachel said...

Oh! That looks yummy! And shrimp is on sale in our area for the fourth! Perfect timing! I love finding new blogs through Mom Loop! Thanks for participating!

w said...

that sounds really really good. except. by now, you should know what cheese does to me. and shrimp.