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.
Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice
From EatingWell: March/April 2012
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.
10 Reviews for Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice
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".
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.
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.
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.