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How to make it

  • Rinse the mussels in ice water, making sure the shells are clean. Set aside.
  • Sautee the onion and carrots in oil and butter in a Dutch oven or heavy pot, for about 8 minutes, or until soft.
  • Place the mussels in the same pot, and add the stock or water. Add the rice, oregano, dill, salt and pepper to the pot and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, with the lid closed, for about 20-30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked, stirring occasionaly, and making sure there is liquid left on the bottom. Add more liquid if needed.
  • During the last few minutes of cooking, stir in the fresh parsely. When the rice is cooked, stir in the minced garlic and turn off the heat. The garlic will cook from the heat of the rice, and still retain some of its potency this way. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsely.
  • Note: The rice will get inside the mussels as they start to open, creating stuffed mussels. Discard any mussels that haven't opened during cooking. We used to just eat those with hands, using a mouth as a tool to scoop out the meat part with the rice. But if you are really civilized, use a fork.

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  • juels 7 years ago
    Glad you enjoyed this dish! It really is easy to make and comes out very nice.
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  • whuebl 7 years ago
    I finally tried this tonight and both my wife and I just loved it! I had to cheat a little and chop up some of the mussels for my wife so she could eat them but it was very, very good. Thank you so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    What an interesting recipe - you were very lucky to grow up by the water AND have a mother who was obviously an excellent cook (and it rubbed off on you!)...we love mussels, but have never had anything like this - this is a MUST!!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    This sounds fantastic. I want some now!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Jules my friend this sounds really good and easy, your picture is just beautiful, I love all the flavors going on here. Thanks for a great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    What a great recipe, have tried nothing like this
    but love everything in it! TQ, Mare
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    What a tasty dish Julia thank you for posting Flagged as beautiful!
    Five forks and a big smile :)
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  • mrjwjohnson 7 years ago
    I'm definitely trying this one....thanks
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