Smoky Shrimp Purloo
Chef Sean Brock's take on this classic rice stew has shrimp, smoked trout and clams. He cooks the rice until crispy on the bottom, then uses it as a garnish. Slideshow: Light Stews
Carolina Gold is a long-grain rice that has a sweet, clean flavor. It's available at ansonmills.com.
A crisp lager can pair with a wide range of flavors, acting as a palate refresher.