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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Pasta
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  pounds        Shrimp
                         Salt to taste
    1      medium        Onion
    3                    Stalks of celery
    1 1/2  cups          Oil
    1      medium        Onion -- chopped
    1 1/2  pounds        Tomatoes, peeled -- strained OR
    1      tablespoon    Tomato paste diluted with:
    1      cup           Water
    2 1/2  cups          Raw rice
 Wash shrimp and put into lge. pot.  Add enough water to cover. Add salt and whole
onion and celery, and bring to a boil. Cook for abt. 5 min. Remove the shrimp
with slotted spoon and reserve liquid. Shell and devein the shrimp.  Heat the oil
in lge . pot.
 Saute chopped onions until light golden.  Add shrimp, turning 2 or 3 times. Add
tomatoes (or tomato paste).
 Cook abt. 5 min. more, then remove shrimp.  Set aside and keep warm.
   Measure liquid in which shrimp were boiled, allowing 2 1/2 c. for each cup of
 rice.	Add liquid to the pot with the tomato sauce. Bring to the boil and add
 the rice. Stir for the first few minutes to prevent sticking. Cook about 12 to
 15 min. until the rice is tender but has not absorbed all of the liquid.
 Add 2/3 of the shrimp. Mix well. Remove the pot from the heat.	Cover with a
clean towel and cover the towel with the lid. Let stand 5 to 10 min., until all
liquid is absorbed. Mold rice into a pyramid shape.
 Garnish with remaining shrimp.  Serves 6-10.
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