*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                 Pilafi Me Garides (Rice Pilaf with Shrimp)
 Recipe By     : Marie
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Greek                            Shrimp
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  pounds        shrimp
                         salt -- to taste
    1      medium        onion
    3      stalks        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 large pot.  Add enough water to cover. Add
 salt and whole onion and celery, and bring to a boil. Cook for about 5
 minutes. Remove the shrimp with slotted spoon and reserve liquid. Shell
 and devein the shrimp.  Heat the oil in large pot.  Saute chopped onions
 until light golden.  Add shrimp, turning 2 or 3 times. Add tomatoes (or
 tomato paste).  Cook about 5 minutes more, then remove shrimp.  Set aside
 and keep warm.  Measure liquid in which shrimp were boiled, allowing 2
 1/2 cups 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 minutes 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 minutes, until all liquid is
 absorbed. Mold rice into a pyramid shape.  Garnish with remaining shrimp.
  Serves 6-10.
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