How much to cook pilaf with mussels?

Cook pilaf with mussels for 40 minutes. First you need to defrost the mussels at room temperature.

How to cook pilaf with mussels


Mussel meat – 400-500 grams Long-
grain rice – 1 cup
Onions – 1 head
Carrots – 1 piece
Water – 2 cups
Salt and spices for mussels, oil
Curry seasonings, cumin, saffron, marjoram, coriander and turmeric – to taste.
How to cook pilaf with mussels
1. Peel onions and carrots; finely chop the onion, grate the carrots on a coarse grater.
2. Heat a frying pan or a thick-walled pan, pour oil, put onions, fry for 5 minutes, add carrots and fry for another 5 minutes, add mussels and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Evenly pour long-grain rice into the pan or pan, wait a couple of minutes and mix.
4. Pour in water, add spices, salt, cover and cook over low heat.

Pilaf with mussels and shrimps

Peeled mussels (can be frozen) – 200 grams
Shrimps in shell – 500 grams
Rice (preferably long- grain ) – 1 cup with a volume of 250 milliliters
Bulgarian pepper – 1 piece
Onion – 1 head
Carrots – 2 small or 1 large
Garlic – 2 teeth
Turmeric – on the tip of a knife
Red or black ground pepper – half a teaspoon
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 2 teaspoons

How to cook pilaf with mussels and shrimps
1. Defrost shrimps at room temperature for 2 hours.
2. Put the mussels in a bowl, leave to defrost at room temperature for 2 hours.
3. Peel the bell pepper from the stalk, seeds and partitions, wash inside and out, cut into thin strips.
4. Peel the carrots and grate on a coarse grater.
5. Wash thawed mussels in cold water, remove the insides – greenish threads, if any.
6. Shrimps and mussels put in a saucepan, pour water and cook for 5 minutes after boiling water with the addition of 1 teaspoon of salt.
7. Strain the broth of shrimp and mussels through a sieve, cool the shrimp and remove the shell.
8. Peel the onion, cut into half rings 5 ​​millimeters thick.
9. Peel the garlic, grate on a fine grater.
10. Put a thick-walled pan on fire, pour in olive oil.
11. Put chopped onions, garlic, carrots, bell peppers into a saucepan.
12. Stew vegetables for 7 minutes over medium heat, stirring regularly.
13. Put mussels and shrimps, add turmeric, pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt; simmer for 1 more hour.
14. Rinse rice in warm water, put in a pan with vegetables and mussels.
15. With a spoon, spread the rice evenly over the pan, pour 2 cups of seafood broth (if there is not enough broth, add water) so that the rice is covered with water by 2 centimeters.
16. Cook pilaf for 20 minutes after boiling water.
17. When the rice is cooked, mix the pilaf with mussels and shrimps.