Mussels Pilaf

From The Secret of Good Health - Olive Oil - Page 135

* 1 kg mussels

* 2 cups rice

* 4-5 tbsps Taste of Crete olive oil

* 2 medium onions, finely chopped

* 100 ml white wine

* 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and mashed

  salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the mussels:  Wash and scrub them very well and remove the hairy edges.

Boil them in a large pot with enough water for 5 minutes until the mussels have opened.  Discard those which have not opened, as they are dead.  Separate the mussels from their shells and leave them aside.

Heat oil in a large pot and soften onions for 3-4 minutes.  Add mussels and, after a while, the rice and stir for another 4 minutes.  Pour in wine, tomatoes and 5 cups of water and keep cooking on medium heat until almost all liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.  Season with salt and pper, stir for another minute and remove from heat.  Cover with a clean towel until served.

 

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