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       Title: Midia (Mussels) Appetizer
  Categories: Armenian, Appetizers
       Yield: 1 servings
       3 lb Fresh mussels,scrubbed,
            -beard removed and steamed
            -for 10 minutes
       4 c  Chopped onions
     3/4 c  Olive oil
       1 c  Long grain rice,washed and
   1 1/2 t  Salt
            Pepper to taste
       1 t  Cinnamon
       1 t  Allspice
       1 t  Dried basil
     3/4 c  Currants
     1/4 c  Pine nuts
       2 c  Water
   Prepare mussels and set aside. Saute onions in olive oil until soft.
   Add rice and mix thoroughly. Add salt, pepper, spices, currants and
   pine nuts. Mix well. Add water, bring to a boil and cook for 10
   minutes at medium heat. Add cleaned mussels, removed from their
   shells, mix thoroughly and cook about 10 minutes. Serve at room
   temperatur, mounded in a dish surrounded by fresh lemon slices. This
   may be used as an appetizer or as a side dish.