From, "At Your Service...Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1 (8-ounce) package yellow rice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chopped
  • 3 pounds shrimp, cooked, peeled
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup shredded longhorn or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts


Prepare the rice using the package directions.  Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add the flour.  Cook until smooth, whisking constantly.  Add the chicken, shrimp, half-and-half, cheese, red pepper, mushrooms and artichokes.  Cook until bubbly, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat.

Divide the rice between 2 buttered 9x13-inch glass baking dishes.  Pour the chicken and shrimp mixture over the rice.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

SERVES:  12 - 16

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