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Unwrapped Bacon Scallops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

With a can’t-beat combo of scallops and bacon, this entree transforms special occasion food into tasty, everyday fare. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Unwrapped Bacon Scallops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. In an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine rice and broth. Cover and microwave on high for 7-8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  3. Saute the onion, zucchini and garlic in drippings until tender. Add scallops; saute for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, seafood seasoning and thyme; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until scallops are firm and opaque. Fluff rice with a fork; serve with scallop mixture. Sprinkle with green onions and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1-3/4 cups: 597 calories, 35g fat (13g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1061mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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