Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

August 31, 2021 at 7:20 PM | Posted in beans, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had a high of 84 degrees, extremely humid and passing thunderstorms later in the afternoon. I had to be at the Optometrist at 8:30 this morning for my yearly check-up. Everything looked good, no changes. Back home I just bummed around and caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I can’t ever let these Leftovers go to waste, too good to waste! I have left the post from last night for ingredients and directions. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

 

I had not made this in a while, long overdue! For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Sausage I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. I love these types of meals! I’m preparing 3 Bean Turkey Chili tomorrow! To prepare it I’ll need; the box of the Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, 3 cups Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and the Sausage. Mixed 3 cups of water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. of Light Olive Oil in 2-quart saucepan until it was well blended. Brought to a boil. Then reduced the heat to low and covered.

 

I got another skillet out as the Rice was cooking, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Sliced the Sausage into bite size slices and added them to the heated skillet until heated through. Removed them from the heat and set aside until needed.

 

Simmered the Rice for 25 minutes, until the tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Smoked Turkey Sausage. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! This makes one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Sausage works perfect with it. One Delicious and Hearty Dish!

 

Then I also baked a loaf of New York Bakery Garlic Loaf Bread.! I loved this hearty dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S REDUCED SODIUM RED BEANS AND RICE
A quintessential New Orleans dish, traditionally prepared on Mondays when a long stove top simmer gave home cooks time to do laundry. Today, red bean lovers rely on Zatarain’s for classic flavor in a fraction of the time.

Enjoy Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice with 25% less sodium than the original as a main course or side dish. Supplement with sausage, ham or pork chops, or hold the meat and have a tasty vegetarian meal. However you prepare it, Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice is hearty but not heavy, packed full of flavor and an instant crowd-pleaser.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 3 cups water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. butter, margarine or olive oil in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Add a half pound of sliced sausage to make a complete meal.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 230
TOTAL FAT 1g
SATURATED FAT 0g
TRANS FAT 0g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 580
CARBOHYDRATES 45g
FIBER 5g
SUGAR <1g
PROTEIN 9g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/reduced-sodium-red-beans-and-rice

Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Red Beans and Rice

May 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in Rainbow Trout, rice, Uncle Ben's Rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Red Beans and Rice
To start this day off I Poached an Egg, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had more rain overnight. Then for the day  it was 60 degrees and mostly sunny outside, still windy also. Did a load of laundry and then took my car and had it washed and stopped and got gas. Then stopped by the ATM and then dropped some letters off at the Post Office. Stopped by Walmart on my way back home. Back home I got my cart out and did some yard work. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Red Beans and Rice, I also baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread.

 

I had the Rainbow Trout Fillet that I had purchased from Meijer, in the freezer. I laid the package of 1 fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it all I’ll need is; Rainbow Trout Fillet, 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning, and 1 Teaspoon chopped Parsley Flakes. To prepare it I preheated the broiler. Patted the fillets dry and lightly brush both sides with oil. Sprinkled both sides evenly with Cajun seasoning. Placed it skin side down on broiler rack and broil 4-6 inches from heat for 5 minutes or until the Trout flakes easily when I tested it with a fork. You can add a Lemon Wedge with it if you like. Excellent recipe, you have the fresh taste of the Trout along with all the flavor from the Creole Seasoning!

 

For my Rice I used a new one for me, Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Red Beans and Rice. It prepares as all the microwavable Ready Rice. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with any dish. This has plenty of Red Beans along with Rice, I’ll be buying more of this. As I said I also baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow trout
Amount Per 1 fillet (79 g)
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9 g 7%
Saturated fat 1.1 g 5%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 15%
Sodium 40 mg 1%
Potassium 298 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 16 g

 

 


Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning

There’s nothing quite like Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning. A blend of spices that could only come from New Orleans offers a deliciously different flavor than your standard salt and pepper. Shake it on pretty much anything from meats and seafood to soups, salads and eggs.

Ingredients

Salt, Dextrose, Spices (Including Red Pepper, Paprika), Garlic, Sugar, Onion, Disodium Inosinate And Guanylate (Flavor Enhancers), Extractives Of Paprika, And Natural Flavors.

http://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/spices-and-seasonings/spices-and-extracts/creole-seasoning

 

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Red Beans and Rice
Enjoy some Cajun spice with New Orleans-style UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Red Beans & Rice made with a blend of smoky, savory seasonings. Of course, it cooks in just 90 seconds! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for READY RICE® Red Beans & Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/red-beans-and-rice

Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice

April 15, 2021 at 7:18 PM | Posted in fish, rice, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 56 degrees, windy and partly cloudy out today. I had to be at Meijer at 12:20 this afternoon for my 2nd Covid Shot. I’m glad I’m getting the Pfizer Shot instead of the Johnson and Johnson, considering the trouble they are having with J and J shot. For Dinner tonight it’s a Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice.

 

I just love the combo of Salmon and Rice! Been a while since I’ve had Salmon. I had purchased a  North Atlantic Salmon Fillet from Meijer and had it in the freezer. I sat the fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need the Salmon, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, Dried Chive, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

To prepare it; I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. I then got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I washed the Fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Next I put a light coat of the Extra Light Olive Oil on the Fillet and then seasoned. Laid the Fillet in the pan and baked. I baked it for 10 minutes, and done. Excellent Salmon!

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable package. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess one of my favorites from Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, although I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with the Salmon. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Raspberry Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

 

 

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice

Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-med

Shrimp Jambalaya

March 20, 2021 at 7:04 PM | Posted in rice, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp Jambalaya

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 59 degrees and sunny out today. After Breakfast I headed to Kroger and picked up a Prescription for Mom. Finished up some cleaning indoors. Got the cart out of the shed and rode around the yard and made a list of things I would need to fix up the yard. Then raked some leaves and limbs in the backyard. Then for Dinner tonight I prepared Shrimp Jambalaya.

 

For the Shrimp I used a bag of Kroger Frozen Wild Caught Shrimp. I grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added a 1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil Cooking Oil, and a pat of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. I seasoned the Shrimp with a shake of Sea Salt and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning. I heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet heated up I added the Shrimp. Cooked it a total of about 2 minutes and removed it from the heat. I put the semi cooked Shrimp into bowl and set aside until needed.

 

I used Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Mild) for my base for the Jambalaya.  I use Zatarain’s Products whenever I can, love the flavor and seasoning of all their products. To prepare it I just followed the easy instructions on the box. Mixed 2 1/2 cups of Water and 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and brought it to a boil. Added the Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix Returned it to a boil, and then reduced the heat to low. Covered and simmered for about 25 minutes, adding the Shrimp with 2 minutes of cooking time left. Continued cooking till most of the moisture had been absorbed, 2 minutes. Removed it from the heat and let it rest for about 5 minutes before I served it.

 

The Shrimp and Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix make a perfect pairing! I added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the mix also, nothing like a little heat to liven things up! This makes one delicious dish. For Dessert later a bowl Breyer’s Chocolate Carb Smart Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya (Mild)

Product description
This delicious Creole rice mix is perfect jazzed up as a meal — just add 1 pound of smoked sausage, chicken, ham or shrimp. Enjoy the authentic flavor and soul of New Orleans in less than 30 minutes.

Preparation instructions
Stove Top Directions: Pick a Protein: 1 lb., cut into bite-sized pieces. Smoked Sausage. Cooked Chicken. Ham. Shrimp (Add cooked shrimp during last 5 minutes of cooking time.) Cook: Mix 2-1/2 cups water, Rice Mix, meat of your choice and 1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil (optional) in 3-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Enjoy: Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Ingredients
Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Rice, Iron, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid), Onion, Spices (Including Paprika, Chili Pepper), Salt, Yeast Extract, Red and Green Bell Pepper & Garlic.
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/jambalaya-mix-mild

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread

September 30, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Posted in fish, rice, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 69 degrees and partly cloudy out today. A bit cooler out there today and they say a high in the 50’s by Friday. Maybe Fall has arrived! I’m glad I’m caught up with everything. I had one of those sleepless and rough nights dealing with Phantom Pains! Little to no sleep overnight. They started about 10:00 last night and finally let up about 11:00 this morning so I spent the day resting and catching up on sleep. I’m totally exhausted. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread.

 

I had purchased a a North Atlantic Salmon Fillet from Meijer and had it in the freezer. I sat the fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need the Salmon, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, Dried Chive, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

To prepare it; I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I then got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I washed the Fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Next I put a light coat of the Extra Light Olive Oil on the Fillet and then seasoned. Layed the Fillet in the pan and baked. I baked it for 10 minutes, and done. Excellent Salmon!

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with the Salmon.

 

Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

 

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice
Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-medley-brown-wild

Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits

January 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, rice | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits. It’s made using 2 different types of Rice, Wild Rice and Brown Rice. Some other ingredients you’ll be needing are Orange Juice, Shallots, Georgia Pecan Halves, Cranberries, Apricots, and Spices. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, and Cuisines so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits
Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large lemon, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
1/8 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil – divided use
1 shallot, minced
2/3 cup Georgia pecan halves, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
1/4 cup currants
2 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
6 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
Kosher salt
White pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place orange juice and sugar in a small pot over medium-high heat and reduce in volume by half. Cool completely. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
2 – In large skillet, heat 1/8 cup olive oil and sauté shallots until slightly tender; add pecans and toast in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add tarragon and all of the dried fruits. Cook slowly for another 5 minutes or so. Season to taste with Salt and ground black pepper. Chill this mixture, about 1 hour
3 – Once all components are cold, mix rice, fruit mixture, green onions, and dressing. Season to taste with kosher salt and white pepper.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/wild_rice_salad_with_pecans_and_preserved_fruits_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Wild Rice Soup

January 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, rice, Soups | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Wild Rice Soup. I love Wild Rice and here’s the perfect recipe to use for Wild Rice, Wild Rice Soup. Made using Olive Oil, Onion, Celery, Carrots, Flour, Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Wild Rice, Ham, Almonds, Turmeric, Skim Milk, and Dry White Table Wine. Put it all together and the Soup is on! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wild Rice Soup
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 1 hour, including rice cooking time.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup minced onion
1 cup minced celery
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup flour
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups cooked wild rice*
1/3 cup ham, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped slivered almonds
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup evaporated skim milk
2 tablespoons dry white table wine

Directions
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, celery, and carrots until tender. Whisk the flour into the broth until there are no lumps. Add the broth to the sautéed vegetables and cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute or until the mixture has thickened. Reduce heat and stir in rice, ham, almonds, and turmeric. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the evaporated skim milk and wine, then heat to desired serving temperature.

* To make 2 cups of cooked wild rice, combine 1/2 cup wild rice with 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir once, then cover and simmer over low heat until the water is absorbed and the rice is fluffy, about 45 minutes.

Yield: 5 servings.

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 240 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 640 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/wild-rice-soup/

 

 

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Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

November 19, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, rice, seafood, Uncle Ben's Rice, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin, lightly fried a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Excellent way to start the day! Cloudy with passing rain showers, 47 degrees for a high. I was able to rake the side yard s before it started raining. Went to post office and bank later on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Red Snapper w/ Cut Green Beans, Brown and Wild Rice, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

While at Meijer the other day I purchased a Red Snapper Fillet that they had on sale in their Seafood Department. I also purchased a Walleye Fillet, that I froze, and some Cooked Shrimp that was also on sale. The Red Snapper Fillet was nice size and looks beautiful. I decided to Blacken it, I love all Blackened Fish and Seafood. I’ll need Zatarain’s Blacken Seasoning, Blue Bonnet Butter, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. Cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet in Butter and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare it I started by rinsing the Fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it in half. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning and Sea Salt. Then I got out the Cast Iron Skillet. When the pan was fully heated I added my Snapper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! The taste of the Red Snapper with the added Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning makes it one delicious Fish Dish!

 

 

To go with my Blackened Snapper I opened up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I heated them up in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Stirred often until heated, then served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.

Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71 g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

September 13, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, rice, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

For Breakfast on this morning I Fried 3 Fresh Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, as always! Mostly sunny and a high of 93 degrees. But with the high humidity the heat index makes it feel like 98-100 degrees. I got some yard work done early before it was too hot. Went to Kroger for Mom later to pick up a prescription. So for Dinner tonight I’m preparing Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 


For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. I always look forward to this meal!

 

 

 

To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces. When done I drained what little fat from the skillet. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender. With 5 minutes of cooking time left I added the Sausage back to the skillet, stirring well to mix with Rice.

 

 

 

Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet 1/2 and 1/2 Lemonade/Tea Snapple to drink. I love my Snapple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.

About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal

PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.

COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

Pan-Fried Dover Sole w/ Rice/Wild Rice and Green Beans

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Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Dover Sole w/ Rice/Wild Rice and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I mad a Poached Egg that I served on a slice of toasted Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well our Artic Cold Front has moved in overnight. 50 degrees yesterday and this morning its 9 degrees with a wind chill around minus 1. Only a high of 19 degrees. Even colder tomorrow! So not a lot going on outside. I did a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight Pan-Fried Dover Sole w/ Rice/Wild Rice and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m trying another new kind of Fish that I purchased from Sea to Table, West Coast Dover Sole. Sole is a flaky and mild flavored fish with a sweet flavor. As the other Sea to Table Products it comes frozen with 4 fillets per package. I’m preparing all 4 of the fillets. To make tonight’s dish I’ll need; McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Lemon Juice, and Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I washed the Fillets off in cold water. Then seasoned them with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Bread Crumbs and let sit for 5 minutes. Next I got a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating up I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. With the skillet heated I added the 2 fillets. As they started cooking I drizzled a bit of Lemon Juice across both fillets along with Dried Parsley. I cooked them for 3 minutes then flipped them over and continued cooking them for another 3 minutes, until both sides were a beautiful golden brown.

 

 

 

 

As the Winter Skate was a couple of nights ago, the Dover Sole is just as good! Fried up perfect, nice crust. The Sole was as described; flaky with and light sweet taste to it. Excellent Fish, look forward to having it again soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Fish was cooking I prepared a box of Lundberg ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN and WILD RICE – ORIGINAL. It’s been quite some time ago since I’ve had this! I bought a couple of boxes of it on my last visit to Jungle Jim’s International Market. I first sliced up some Baby Portabella Mushrooms. I’ll also be adding some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese to it.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; In a medium saucepan I combined 1 ¾ cups of water, sliced mushrooms, rice, beans and seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. extra light olive oil. Stirred well and brought to a boil. Cover and reduced the heat to low. Instructions said do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 32 minutes. Remove it from the heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and sprinkle with the Grated Parmesan Cheese and serve. Very, very, good Rice Dish as all the Lundberg’s Products are.

 

 

 

 

 


I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Love having these Fish Dinners! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea to Table
West Coast Dover Sole
Hand filleted, boneless, flash frozen

* Why We Love It: Similar to other flatfish such as fluke, Dover Sole has a sweet flavor with a flaky and delicate texture – perfect for a simple yet eye-catching plate. Unlike the European Dover Sole, West Coast Dover Sole is a member of the flounder family.

* Cooking Tip: For a classic French-inspired meal, pan sauté in a butter and caper sauce, sprinkle with parsley and serve with asparagus and roasted potatoes. Get the recipe.

* Where It’s From: Dover Sole, rated as a Best Choice by Seafood Watch, is from Astoria, Oregon, a small fishing town of about 10,000 people located at the mouth of the Columbia River just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.

* Our Guarantee: We care about the fish you eat and work closely with our supply partners to provide you with the very best. If you are not 100% satisfied, we will replace or refund any item within 30 days.
https://www.sea2table.com/product/dover-sole/

 

 

Lundberg ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN and WILD RICE – ORIGINAL
Enjoy this delectable blend of rice and spices. You’ll love the garlic, onion, olive oil, and spices combined with the nuttiness of brown rice and the firm texture of wild rice. Together they make an aromatic dish your whole family will love.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Stove Top:

In a medium saucepan combine 1 ¾ cups of water, rice, beans & seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional). Stir well and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 32 minutes.
Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

Serving Suggestions

* Great with rotisserie chicken or diced cooked turkey.

* This rice makes a delicious addition to your favorite Thanksgiving stuffing.

* To make a tasty side dish for pork loin, add dried cranberries, caramelized onions and orange zest.

* For additional flavor, substitute water with fragrant tea such as jasmine or green tea.

INGREDIENTS
Organic Parboiled Brown Rice, Organic Wild Rice, Organic Dried Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Dried Onion, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Spices (Black Pepper, Parsley), Organic Rice Concentrate, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

NUTRITION FACTS
SIZE 6oz
Serving Size: 2oz. (56g – about 1/3 cup rice blend and 1 1/2 tsp. seasoning mix) (1 cup prepared)

Servings Per Container: about 3

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 210Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 470mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
https://www.lundberg.com/product/organic-whole-grain-wild-rice-original/

 

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