Seafood Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 strips smoked bacon
  • 1 pint shucked oysters
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 pound crab meat (lump and claw)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 – 14 1/2 ounce cans diced or stewed tomatoes
  • Seasoning salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or garlic powder

Directions

  1. Fry the bacon in a large pot.
  2. When the bacon is about done, add the onion and bell pepper to the grease and stir-fry until the onion is clear.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, thyme, and garlic. Then simmer, stirring often, for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Add the oysters, crab, and shrimp. Then simmer another 15 minutes. Season to taste.
  5. Wash and drain the rice several times, and add it to the pot. Stir well, cover, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, until the rice is done.
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