A traditional casserole with a seafood twist! Fresh crab meat can be substituted for imitation.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 3 quart casserole dish.

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  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Combine crab meat, shrimp, rice, mayonnaise, onion, milk, hot sauce, and almonds in casserole dish. Mix well.

  • Cover top of casserole with crumbled crackers. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until casserole is bubbling.

Nutrition Facts

960 calories; protein 44g; carbohydrates 41.2g; fat 68.4g; cholesterol 249.3mg; sodium 914.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2007
Good just half the mayo and milk. You can also make it easier by using one can cream of shrimp mixed with one can milk to make the sauce -which adds more seafood flavor. I also used one box of wild rice pilaf (Near East brand 6oz) for the rice which added more color and flavor. Also added 1/2 cup of shredded cheese into the mixture for extra creaminess. Good base recipe and a lot of room for alterations. update I used the shrimp peel and boiled it in the milk before adding to the rice mixture and it was SUPERB. Try it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2007
Unfortunately this recipe gets an ugh... The mayonnaise really over powers the whole recipe and it feels like a mish mash of things. Sorry wouldn't try it again nor recommend it. Read More
(29)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2007
Good just half the mayo and milk. You can also make it easier by using one can cream of shrimp mixed with one can milk to make the sauce -which adds more seafood flavor. I also used one box of wild rice pilaf (Near East brand 6oz) for the rice which added more color and flavor. Also added 1/2 cup of shredded cheese into the mixture for extra creaminess. Good base recipe and a lot of room for alterations. update I used the shrimp peel and boiled it in the milk before adding to the rice mixture and it was SUPERB. Try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
I always make this casserole for my non meat-eating friends. I added chopped celery, chopped waterchestnuts, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese to my casserole ingredients. Up until you add the cheese and breadcrumbs, you can easily make this a day ahead. (I personally like this recipe to sit 24 hours to let all the flavors meld.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
This was pretty good. I did change the recipe I used 4-5 cups cooked rice 2 cups shredded cheese only 1 1/2 cups mayo 1 Tbsp of hot pepper sauce and 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning. It was even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
Skibummer and Petra I completely agree with both of you. Why bother with the recipe, or any recipe on these boards if you don't have the ingredients in the house and substituted this or that. Go out and get your ingredients and THEN write an honest review. If you're on a diet why would you even consider a recipe that calls for full fat this or that, and then complain it's to heavy. Why can't the reviewer at least for the FIRST time making any recipe USE the ingredients and follow the directions and THEN review? I think the best reviews are the ones written that say I tried it exactly as written the first time I made it, but it needed more seasoning, less mayo, whatever. I believe those are the most honest reviews, and the reviews that will help anyone who wants to be a better cook. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2005
Hey it just needed a little red pepper a little crushed garlic and cut back on the milk. I added parmesan cheese with the seasoned bread crumbs. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
The only problem I had was that with a family of seven to feed the ratio of seafood to rice seemed exorbitant. I multipled the rice by 2.5 and it turned out GREAT! I also used fake crab legs, which were okay but next time I will splurge and use the real stuff, this recipe deserved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
This has become a favorite recipe. Most recently I used brown instead of white rice and thought it improved both the flavor and texture; slightly nutty and more substantial. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2007
Unfortunately this recipe gets an ugh... The mayonnaise really over powers the whole recipe and it feels like a mish mash of things. Sorry wouldn't try it again nor recommend it. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2005
OMG! This was soooo good! Hardly any leftovers. Very easy to make. I used real crab meat. Even good cold. Read More
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