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Unwrapped Bacon Scallops

 Unwrapped Bacon Scallops
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until
  • crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon
  • drippings.
  • 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. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup scallop mixture with 3/4 cup rice equals 597 calories, 35 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 1,061 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.