February 28, 2013

2.5 //I like when other people cook for me

//Confession: I like when other people cook for me.

"I'm in charge of dinner!" My guy sure knows how to make a girl swoon. And when it comes to food, well that can be difficult because I am gluten free and don't beef at all. Most of the time I cook for myself and don't often get to enjoy the pleasure of other people's home cooked meals. Recently though, Chase and I have been trying different foods from our typical chicken and veggies. Last weekend he decided to step out on a limb and picked a seafood casserole. The sound of it didn't make me too excited but as we cooked together, I couldn't wait to eat it.

We adapted the recipe from this one, subbing the mayo for plain non-fat greek yogurt and instead of tomato juice, used tomato sauce. It was quick, delicious, and left us with meals for the next day.

Easy Seafood Casserole // 

1½   cups sliced fresh mushrooms
½   tablespoon olive oil
1¼  cups cooked brown rice
6 ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
½   cup chopped celery
¼   cup chopped onion
¼  cup chopped green pepper
½   cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
½   cup tomato sauce
½ lb package frozen peeled, cooked shrimp, thawed
1-  6 or 8 ounce package flake-style imitation crabmeat
1/8 teaspoon paprika
 Salt and pepper to taste
¼  cup Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Drizzle oil in large skillet cook mushrooms, green pepper, onion,  water chestnuts,  over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tender. In a very large bowl, stir together cooked mushrooms, cooked rice, water chestnuts, celery, onion, and green pepper. Stir in yogurt, tomato juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika; mix well. Stir in shrimp and imitation crab meat.

2. Spoon seafood mixture into a greased 8x8 glass pan. Sprinkle almonds and cheese over. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

Sometimes it's nice to just let someone else take the reins.//

1 comment:

Chase Daniel said...

Delicious! It was a great evening, and a great recipe share