Recipe: Rice with Shrimps and Mussels (Ryzi tou Psara)

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luxurious dish of prawns and mussels in a savory rice mixture with an added hint of ouzo


  • 9 oz, (250g) shrimps
  • 1 lb. 2 oz. (half a kilo)rice
  • 9 oz. (250g) mussels
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 teacups of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of ouzo
  • salt and pepper
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and lightly sauté the onions
    2. Add the shrimps, mussels and the tomatoes and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes
    3. Pour in the ouzo then add the rice and as much water as needed, i.e. one part rice to two parts water
    4. Season with salt and pepper then continue cooking for a further 15 minutes
    5. Serve immediately with a fresh salad and olive bread


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