Elizabeth (biffah) wrote in cooking,

Crab-Cheese Pilaf

A "dieters" version from the Weight-Watching chapter of the Good Housekeeping Cookbook, 1963.

Crab-Cheese Pilaf

(recipe and instructions are written as found in cookbook)

(240 calories per serving)

2 tablesp. salad oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced, or 1 3-or 4-oz. can mushrooms (optional)
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 teasp. salt
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1 tablesp. granulated sugar
2 l-lb. cans tomatoes
3/4 cup packaged pre-cooked rice
2 6- to 7-oz. cans King-crab meat, drained
1/2 cup grated natural Cheddar cheese

Start heating oven to 350 degrees F.  In salad oil, in a large ovenproof skillet, saute onion, celery, green pepper, mushrooms, and carrots until onion is golden brown; add salt, bay leaf, sugar, and tomatoes; simmer 5 min.  Stir rice and crab meat into tomato mixture; sprinkle cheese on top; bake 20 to 25 min.  Serve in soup bowls, if desired.  Makes 5 servings.

See more pictures, my thoughts, and a how-to video here: http://amateurdomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2014/04/crab-cheese-pilaf.html#more
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