April 7, 2012
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A friend once pointed out—correctly I must admit—that my refrigerator contained no food, just ingredients. That being the case, even a simple I-don’t-feel-like-cooking meal requires a bit of ingenuity. My usual fall back is Tuna Glop. This is a variation on that theme using a can of minced clams instead of canned tuna and Old Bay® seasoning in place of curry powder. If you are really in a hurry you can throw in some dried minced onions rather than taking the time to sauté fresh ones.
- Olive oil, about one tablespoon
- One medium onion, minced
- One cup long grain rice
- One 6½ ounce can minced clams in clam juice
- One half cup frozen peas
- One tablespoon Old Bay® seasoning
- Two cups water
- Black pepper to taste
Heat a bit of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan with a tightly-fitting lid and sauté the onion until softened. Add the rice and fry for a couple of minutes then stir in the clams with their juice and the peas. Season with the Old Bay® then add the water and black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer over very low heat for about twenty minutes.