Shrimp and Oyster Perloo

Shrimp and Oyster Perloo

Shrimp and Oyster Perloo

Perloo is a cousin of jambalaya from the Lowcountry of South Carolina. It can be made with all sorts of ingredients—in this case country ham, shrimp, and oysters.Andre Baranowski

One-pot rice dishes can be remarkably adaptable and easy to cook. Our favorite is perloo, from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a cousin of jambalaya that traces its origins to the family of Middle Eastern dishes known as pilafs. Like other rice-based specialties, such as arroz con pollo and biriyani, perloo can be made with a wide range of ingredients; in this case, we use country ham and shrimp.