Raisin Rice

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Heat chicken stock in a small saucepan. Add raisins and let stand; remove with slotted spon and set aside. Reserve stock. Heat oil in medium saucepan and sauté onions. Add rice, sauté lightly and then reserved stock, add until rice is well coated in liquid. Heat to simmer; add back raisins and salt to taste. Cover tightly and bake at 325°F for 20 minutes. Remove lid; stir in butter, and adjust seasonings as needed. Keep warm.

Spicy Sauce

Shell and devein shrimp. Set shrimp aside and put shrimp shells, chiles, mirepoix ingredients and water into a large pot. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into clean pot, discarding vegetables, etc. Heat and reduce stock to 1/4 cup. To finish sauce, whisk in heavy cream and yogurt; reduce to desired consistency.


Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large sautépan. Add shrimp, one at a time, and cook for 1 minute on each side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

To Serve

Spoon about 1/3 cup Raisin Rice in the center of each of 8 individual serving plates and arrange 4 shrimp on top of each. Spoon about 1/3 cup sauce onto each; sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot.


Raisin Rice

  • 3 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 Cup yellow onion, minced
  • 11/2 Cups long grain jasmine rice
  • Salt; to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


Spicy Sauce

  • Reserved shrimp shells
  • 2 Anaheim chiles
  • 1 Cup mirepoix of 1 carrot, 1/4 stalk of leek, 3 sprigs parsley, 1 shallot and 1 clove garlic)
  • 1 Quart water
  • 1 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Cup yogurt


  • 32 shrimp (15/20 count); shelled and deveined, shells reserved for sauce
  • 1/4 Cup canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 Cup chopped fresh cilantro; for garnish

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 950 (Calories from Fat 49%); Total Fat 51 ( Saturated Fat 24; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 205; Sodium 290; Potassium 790; Total Carbohydrate 98; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 36; Protein 24; Calcium 182; Iron 5;

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