This recipe pairs curry-coated scallops and brown rice seasoned with cilantro, scallions and lemon. For this recipe you'll need 3 cups cooked brown rice. Serve with roasted carrots tossed with cumin and coriander.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pat scallops dry and sprinkle both sides with curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until beginning to sizzle. Add the scallops and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.

  • Add cooked rice, cilantro, scallions, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pan. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Serve the scallops with the rice.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 18.6g 37% DV; carbohydrates 44.4g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 0.7g; fat 5.3g 8% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 34.8mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 341IU 7% DV; vitamin c 8.6mg 14% DV; folate 29.9mcg 8% DV; calcium 20.1mg 2% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 29.6mg 11% DV; potassium 340.9mg 10% DV; sodium 750mg 30% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Delightful and easy! And quick! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy and delicious!!! Will become one of our regular recipes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A fine restaurant caliber meal I completely agree with the previous review - if you change multiple ingredients you didn't make this recipe! If you do you will have a beautiful plate full of wonderful flavors with almost no effort. (By the way we pay 22- 32 a pound for sea scallops and it's worth it - this would be a 40 entree in a good restaurant and you can make it for guests at home and be a star.) Pros: Easy but fabulous Cons: Sea scallops are expensive - but worth it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Make as directed I don't understand how people can comment on this recipe that completely change it! Almost all of these comments were like this is great but I substituted this that and the other thing. That is not helpful!! Make it as directed or don't bother commenting. Pros: easy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Easy weeknight meal I went looking for scallops at my usual grocery store but found they were pretty pricey about 12 a pound. So I substituted the scallops for pacific cod which was about half the price. It turned out well and I'd definitely make it again. Pros: Easy filling quick Cons: Scallops pricey Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best Scallop Recipe Ever! I seldom cook scallops because my husband is not a fan... he doesn't like cilantro either. But in a rebellious mood I made this for dinner and he not only loved it but had 2 servings! Wonderful with the roasted carrots too! Definitely a keeper. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used chicken as I am the only scallop lover in my family. I had leftover white rice from a meal earlier in the week. (I purposely made extra knowing this recipe was on my meal list ) and green onions lemons and cilantro are common staples in my house. It took no time at all to make. I only used one pan to cook everything in. Clean up was a breeze. Great meal for a warm summer evening. Light but filling bursting with flavor. Pros: Easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum! I am doing the budget friendly meal plan and was surprised to scallops on the list. I am in Central Texas and scallops are 15/lb. Maybe it's a seasonal thing- I have never bought them because they are always so expensive. Anyway I got a 2 lb bag of frozen shrimp for 10 and used 1 lb. for this recipe. It came out AMAZING. I wish I had taken a picture it looked like something from a restaurant. I would highly recommend this for a gathering it's so easy but looks and tastes great! Plus it doesn't take long so you can spend more time out of the kitchen. If you aren't sure if your company will like cilantro- I think it would be just as good with fresh parsley or just the lemon juice. Pros: Tasty Healthy Cons: Price Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! Didn't want it to end! My husband and I love curry and cilantro and we really enjoyed this meal. My 2yo liked the rice (I diced up the scallops really small and mixed them into the rice so she ate them too). My 5yo doesn't like cilantro otherwise in think he would have eaten this with no problem. I took the suggestion of serving with roasted carrots (also yummy). I followed the recipe exactly: The scallops cooked up perfectly and tossing the rice with the cilantro scallions and lemon juice was fast and easy. Lots of great flavor. Will definitely make this again. Pros: Easy few ingredients quick Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy & Tasty - a Family pleaser! This was so tasty! All my kids liked it (ages 20 13 & 11) and it was my first time making scallops - their first time eating them! Pros: really easy and quick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Anything with cilantro is awesome to me!!! I just can't get enough cilantro! Love these budget friendly meals!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved it! We dont eat shell fish so replace with either chicken or tofu seemed a bit salty with the chicken but the carnivour in the house thought it was perfect! The rice was delicious! Pros: Very easy to put together Cons: A tad salty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I love this recipe! I didn't have curry so I used Turmeric instead. It tasted amazing lots of flavor. I paired it with shaved carrots and steamed Asparagus. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great easy recipe. I wouldn't change a thing! Read More