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Curried Shrimp Au Gratin

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"A velvety white sauce holds together shrimp and rice with a wonderful au gratin topping."
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1 h 15 m servings 437
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan, and cook the onion and celery over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the flour, salt, and curry powder until smooth; let cook for a minute or two. Gradually whisk in the milk, and bring almost to a boil, whisking constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese; whisk until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth.
  4. Spread the cooked rice out into the prepared baking dish, and top with the cooked shrimp in an even layer. Cover the shrimp with the cheese sauce; push the tines of a fork all over the casserole between the shrimp to allow the sauce to soak into the rice. Top the casserole with the remaining Cheddar cheese, and garnish with paprika.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and browned, about 30 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 437 calories; 14.9 46.7 27.3 189 763 Full nutrition

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This wasn't what I had in mind for the shrimp curry I was craving, but it turned out nicely. I substituted the milk for coconut milk to give it more of a Thai flavor. The curry flavor wasn't a...

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We found it a bit boring, and there was not enough sauce for the amount of rice so it was dry. If I made it again, I think I would just make the sauce, add the shrimp just before serving and la...

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This wasn't what I had in mind for the shrimp curry I was craving, but it turned out nicely. I substituted the milk for coconut milk to give it more of a Thai flavor. The curry flavor wasn't a...

Great recipe! I normally cook a recipe exactly as listed the first time, but did make a few changes. I had no celery, so I left it out. I generally add a shake of salt to my rice while cooking...

Added garlic and mushrooms, ditched the celery. Flippin awesome stuff. Thanks for posting it.

This was excellent! I made some modifications, partially based on the other reviews, and partly to make it healthier: I used brown rice, doubled the curry, and I added some diced carrot to the...

Used brown rice, a whole onion finely chopped, and 8oz sliced mushrooms instead of the celery. Did not use any sugar. At the end, I mixed rice, sauce, and shrimp all together before putting in t...

It was pretty good. I substituted rice for potatoes with turmeric and cumin. I also added Hot Madras Curry Powder instead of a regular one. All my guests like it and ask for a recipe.

My four year old loved it! I didn't have any celery or onion, so I just put the milk in a saucepan, added the curry powder, flour, half the salt, 1/2 tsp celery salt and 1/2 tsp onion powder, an...

Hi! This is my recipe and I want to thank everyone for the great reviews. Editorially,I'd recommend doubling or even tripling the amount of curry that is used. I also mix it all together prior t...

This dish was scrumptious, even to my curry-loathing husband. I did make a few adjustments to suit our tastes; I added 3 grated garlic cloves, a little slice of grated ginger, and dash of red p...