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.
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.
11 Reviews for Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice
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.
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.