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Shrimp Pilau

State: North Carolina

Shrimp Pilau1 pound raw, peeled and deveined North Carolina shrimp
3 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can (14.5 ounces) whole tomatoes
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked rice
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon thyme


In a 2-quart saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and cook green pepper and onion in bacon fat until tender. Add water and tomatoes and bring it to a boil. Stir in rice and seasonings. Now reduce the heat. Cover and cook rice mixture over low heat for 10 to 20 minutes. Mix in shrimp, cover and continue cooking for 10 to 12 minutes or until shrimp are tender. Do not overcook the shrimp. Garnish with bacon. Makes 6 servings.