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 | Leave a comment
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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

January 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Posted in fish, rice, seafood | Leave a comment
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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/

 

Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

July 6, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in fish, rice, Uncle Ben's Rice | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not as hot today, had a high of 83 degrees. Finished painting in the shed and moved a few things around. That was about it for the day. I’m dealing with my allergies and sinuses today. For Dinner tonight Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.
 

 

 

I’m trying another new item for Dinner tonight, Aqua Star Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Mango Salsa. I came across this one at the local Kroger Frozen Seafood. It looked great and the description sounded delicious so why not give it a try! It comes frozen and there is 2 Tilapia Fillets in the package. To prepare it you can Boil the package, Microwave, or Bake the fillets. I chose to Bake them.

 

 

 

 

So to prepare it; I first turned the oven on to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking sheet and lined it with foil. Then sprayed it with Pam w/Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray. I removed the Tilapia from the packaging and lined the 2 fillets up on the pan. With the oven heated I baked the fillets. I’ll be baking them for 17 minutes. As the Tilapia was baking I got the Mango Salsa package that came with the Fish. I just ran the package under cold water until it was thawed. I took the Tilapia out and they looked delicious!

 

 

 

I added the Mano Salsa across the tops of the Fillets. The Fillets were fork tender and flaked real easy. The Seasoning was spot on, nice mild heat, and the Mango Salsa worked perfect with the Tilapia. I’ll purchase this again, easy to prepare and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

I also prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among 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 with Fish perfect. Also had a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Butter. Very good Meal tonight! For Dessert later a Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Mini Cone Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

Aqua Star Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Mango Salsa

Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia

Aqua Star “Flame-Seared” Tilapia is actually pre-seared on the surface to grilled perfection, allowing you to finish the final cook step with boil-in-bag, microsteam or the oven prep of your choice. These all natural fillets are glazed in a tangy chili lime marinade and paired with a delightful mango salsa included. For a true fine dining experience without the extra work of grilling outdoors or culinary expertise, these Flame–Seared fillets are ready for you to complete a restaurant quality meal at home in no-fuss minutes!

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Long Grain and Wild

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have our original delicious Long Grain & Wild Rice recipe with 23 herbs and seasonings in just 90 seconds. This microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S®. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:Uncle Ben’s Long-Grain-Wild
* Good Source of Folic Acid
* Good source of iron
* 0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the Skillet
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.
Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (125 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 5.0g
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Uncle-Ben-s-reg;-Long-Grain-Wild#.UhpZ6hvOk20

Soup Special of the Day! – Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

November 6, 2016 at 6:26 AM | Posted in chicken, rice, soup, Soup Special of the Day | 3 Comments
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Perfect Soup for these Fall Days, Enjoy!

 

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients
4 cups Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth
2 cups Water
2 cooked, Pedue Perfect Portions Boneless Chicken Breast halves, shredded
1 (4.5 ounce) package quick cooking Long Grain and Wild Rice with seasoning packet
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Blue Bonnet Light Butter
2 cups Heavy Cream
Directions
1 – In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water and chicken. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice, reserving seasoning packet. Cover and remove from heat.
2 – In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper and flour. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in contents of seasoning packet until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture by tablespoons, to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes.
3 – Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.

General Tso’s Chicken w/ Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots

June 6, 2016 at 5:13 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, rice, Uncle Ben's Rice | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: General Tso’s Chicken w/ Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots

 
It was Biscuits and Gravy to start the day around here! I normally have Gravy with toast but MGeneral Tso’s Chicken w Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots 012om wanted Biscuits so Biscuits it was. After Breakfast I took Mom up to a battery store not far from here. She needed a new watch battery. From there stopped by the bank for her and back home. This afternoon Mom went over to see Dad and I had to stay home and wait for the delivery of Dad’s new lift chair we bought him. It arrived later in the afternoon, it’s really a nice chair and will help him to get up from the sitting position. Now we just have to get him strong enough to come back home! For Dinner tonight something new – Kahiki General Tso’s Chicken. I prepared General Tso’s Chicken w/ Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots.

 

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While at Meijer last week I came across some Kahiki General Tso’s Chicken in the frozen food section. It looked and sounded good plus there was 340 calories and 32 net carbs in it, which isn’t bad at all for General Tso’s Chicken. So I bought a bag of it and had it in the freezer.

 

 

 

 
To prepare it I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Removed the Sauce Pouch and saGeneral Tso’s Chicken w Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots 003t in a bowl of hot water to thaw. Next I took a baking sheet and lined it with foil and sprayed Pam on it. I placed the Chicken evenly on the sheet and baked them for 20 minutes turning them after 10 minutes. Internal temperature of Chicken was 165 degrees, used an instant read thermometer. Removed it from the oven and let it stand 1 minute before serving. I drizzled the thawed sauce across the pieces and served. I found a winner here! Nice size pieces of Chicken, nice seasoning, and excellent sauce! The Sauce had some nice heat to it, not overpowering. I’ll have to keep a bag in the freezer for sure.

 

 

Whole Baby Carrots
For one side dish I microwaved some Uncle Ben’s Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice. It comes in a single serving microwavable container. Just heat for 45 seconds and serve! Rice comes out perfect, steaming hot and fluffy. I also heated up a can of Kroger Whole Baby Carrots. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 
Kahiki General Tso’s Chickenkahiki general tso chicken
Tempura white meat chicken with a zesty Asian-style sauce.

General Tso’s Chicken is made with all-natural white meat chicken that is tempura battered and then fully cooked. It comes with a zesty ginger and garlic flavored sauce. Each carton contains 30 oz. of tempura chicken and 10 oz. of General Tso’s sauce. It’s a great main course for dinner; just add rice.
Or it can be used as a great appetizer for parties. Kids love this product too!

Nutrition Facts
Kahiki – General Tso’s Chicken
Servings: 1

Calories 340 Sodium 790 mg
Total Fat 19 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 3 g Total Carbs 33 g
Polyunsaturated 9 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 4 g Sugars 9 g
Trans 0 g Protein 8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg

Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Red Beans & Rice and Sliced Carrots

May 7, 2016 at 5:05 PM | Posted in beans, carrots, chicken, rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Red Beans & Rice and Sliced Carrots

 

 

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To start my morning off I made a Ham, Cheese, and Egg Breakfast Sandwich and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I used Boar’s Head Black Forest Ham, a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Scrambled 1 medium size Egg, and used Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. After Breakfast I did some cleaning around the house. Then after a light lunch I headed over to spend the afternoon with Dad. My Dad is not looking good at all. I don’t know if he’s going to recover from this, we can only pray and hope. Back home I did some laundry for Mom. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Red Beans & Rice and Sliced Carrots.

 

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While at Meijer a while back I came across some beautiful huge Chicken Breasts. They were so good the first time around I couldn’t wait to use them again. I prepared them like I did last week, Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast. To season them I‘ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend. I love the Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend it’s a blend of Herbs; Onions, Thyme, Sage, Marjoram, Spring Onions, Garlic, and Rosemary. I had the Chicken in the freezer so I laid it out overnight in the fridge to thaw.

 

 

To prepare; I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and I got my favorite skillet out, the Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed a Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w Red B 001light coat of Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil on it and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to it. Heated it on the stove on medium high. I then seasoned the Chicken Breasts with my 3 seasonings. With the skillet and oil heated I added my Chicken. Browned both sides for 3 minutes. Transferred the skillet to the preheated oven. Baked for 15-20 minutes until a 165 internal temperature.

 

 

 

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And like the first time I made these, the Chicken Breast came out perfect! Moist and full of flavor. I served it with a side of JB’s Fat Boy Sticky Stuff BBQ Sauce. The Cast Iron Skillet is perfect to use when starting a dish on the stove and finishing in the oven!

 

 

 

 

Red Beans and Rice
For one side dish I prepared a can of Glory Foods Seasoned New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice. First time I’ve tried this item and was really pleased! To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce heat. Simmered gently until hot and served. The Beans and Rice were both good with excellent seasoning. Another item for the pantry.

 

 

 

 

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For a second side I heated up a can of Kroger Brand Sliced Carrots, same preparation as the Beans and Rice. i also had a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
Healthy Life Original
100% Whole Wheat Bread
Compare Healthy Life Breads to other breads and you’ll know why Healthy Life Bread is the Answer!

* 35 Calories per SliceHealthy Life Bread
* 5 Net Carbs
* Low Fat
* 98% Fat Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* No Cholesterol
* Excellent Source of Fiber
* Good Source of Calcium
* No High Fructose Corn Syrup
* No Artificial Colors or Flavors
* 14g Whole Grain Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Slices (41g)
Servings Per Container 11
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 170mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g5%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g

http://www.healthylifebread.com/pages/original/100-whole-wheat-bread.php#

Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread

February 12, 2016 at 5:51 PM | Posted in beans, chicken, rice | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

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I’ll start off by wishing my Mom a “Happy Birthday”, she turns 88 today! I just hope if I reach that age that I’m able to get around and do things as good as she does. Love you Mom!! I made Breakfast this morning for all of us. I prepared what is quickly becoming our favorite Breakfast dish, Ham and Diced Potato Skillet.

 

 

 

 

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I used Simply Potatoes Diced Steakhouse Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham. Using a Cast Iron Skillet I started by frying the Diced Potatoes. After about 9 minutes I then added the Diced Ham and stirred. In about 14 minutes it was ready! As the Potato/Ham was finishing I grabbed a small skillet and fried one Egg, Sunnyside Up. To serve made a bed of Potatoes and Ham and topped that with the Sunnyside Egg. Broke the Egg open and it just pulled the entire meal together! One hearty Breakfast and a favorite of Mom and Dad’s! After Breakfast I gave Mom her Birthday Presents and Birthday Cake. Afterwards I went to Meijer for a few items, I’m using Meijer more and more. For dinner tonight I tried a new recipe, Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 

 

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I came across this recipe in an issue of Simply Delicious (Taste of Home). Black Beans, Chicken, Rice and throw in Corn and Salsa I was sold For the Chicken I used Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts. I use the Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts quite often. They come in a package of 5 breasts and 2 types; Italian Seasoned and Plain Breasts. Anyway I grabbed 2 of the Breasts out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To season the Chicken I’ll need 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 3 teaspoons Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin, 1 teaspoon Pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt. To make the dish I’ll need; the Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts, 1 can Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, Sliced Black Olives, 1 container of Uncle Ben’s Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice, 1 can Del Monte Summer Crisp Golden Sweet Corn, and Kroger Organic Medium Salsa.

 

 

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To prepare the dish In a small bowl, mix the seasonings; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet coated with Pam Cooking Spray, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides. Add the beans, olives, corn and salsa to skillet; cook, covered, 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove chicken from pan; cut into slices. Serve with bean mixture and rice. Wow, INCREDIBLE! Another delicious recipe from Taste of Home! Just a fantastic combination of ingredients! Beans, Chicken, Olives, Rice, Corn, and the Salsa just seems to bring it altogether. Another one of those “Keeper Recipes”. Plus it’s a one pot meal, which I love, and easy cleanup. The original recipe and web link is at the end of the post.

 
I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 
Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe

Ingredients
3 teaspoons chili powderTaste of Home
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup salsa
2 cups hot cooked brown rice

Directions
1 – In a small bowl, mix seasonings; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
2 – Add beans, corn and salsa to skillet; cook, covered, 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove chicken from pan; cut into slices. Serve with bean mixture and rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup rice equals 400 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 670 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/black-bean-chicken-with-rice

Kielbasa Skillet w/ Baked Rustic French Bread

June 14, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Kielbasa Skillet w/ Baked Rustic French Bread

 

 
Started my morning off with a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and on that I fried up some Boar’s Head Kielbasa Skillet 018Honey Smoked Ham. Topped that with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese and I was set. Also had my morning brew of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. They released my Dad from the hospital, he’s feeling better but he’s still awfully weak. Went to Kroger early this morning to pick up a few items for me and Mom. I needed a package of Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffins. They had 2 packages left on the rack and both had mold on them, not real good publicity for Kroger! Sad part is it’s not the first time. Anyway for dinner tonight another new recipe, Kielbasa Skillet. I prepared Kielbasa Skillet w/ Baked Rustic French Bread.

 

 

 

Wasn’t real sure of what to have for dinner tonight. Then while at Kroger earlier today I came across some Butterball Every Day Polska Kielbasa Turkey Sausage, I found dinner! I use the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage all the time, it had been a while since I had the Kielbasa. Next was finding the right recipe. Which I did on the Taste of Home website, which I use all the time for finding recipes. So a new recipe tonight, Kielbasa Skillet.

 

 

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I doubled the recipe so I needed the following; 1 pound Polska Kielbasa Turkey Sausage (sliced), 2 cups Del Monte Cut Green Beans, 1 cup sliced fresh Mushrooms, 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce, and 2 cups Uncle Ben’s White Rice. I used Cut Green Beans instead of French – Style Green Beans, I just prefer the Cut over French. The original recipe is at the end of the post.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute Kielbasa until browned. Add the Beans, Mushrooms Kielbasa Skillet 004and Soy Sauce; saute 4-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Serve with Rice and get ready to enjoy one delicious skillet meal! Everything works in this recipe. The Sausage is delicious and packed with flavor and the Beans and Mushrooms go great with the Sausage. And the Soy Sauce provides the great flavor. Very good recipe and great recipe to keep! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

 

 
Kielbasa Skillet Recipe

Ingredients
1/2 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, slicedKielbasa Skillet 009
1 cup frozen French-style green beans, thawed
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 cup hot cooked rice

Directions
In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute kielbasa until browned. Add the beans, mushrooms and soy sauce; saute 4-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 cup kielbasa mixture with 1/2 cup rice (prepared with turkey kielbasa) equals 279 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1,421 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/kielbasa-skillet

Steamed Fish on Rice

May 12, 2015 at 5:45 AM | Posted in fish, rice | Leave a comment
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Here’s an excellent Fish and Rice Dish from the CooksRecipes, Steamed Fish on Rice. If your looking for any type of recipe, just check out the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

* The recipe calls for Halibut but you could also use Sea Bass, Tilapia, or Flounder.
Steamed Fish on Rice

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds fresh halibut fillets or steaksCooksrecipes 2
1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, julienned
3 green onions, julienned
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons rice wine (Sake)
2 cups cooked rice
1 lemon for garnish
Green onions strips for garnish

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Place fillets in a shallow dish, cover with green onion and ginger. Combine liquid ingredients and pour over fish. Marinate fish for 10 minutes.
2 – To Steam Fish: Use a bamboo or metal steamer. Set steamer rack over boiling water. Water should not touch the rack. Place fillets on a plate and set on the rack. Pour remaining marinade over fish, cover and steam 10 minutes per inch thickness of fish. (No need to turn fish during cooking.) Fish is done when flesh turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
3 – Before serving, pack 1/2 cup measure with cooked rice and turn out on individual dinner plates. Gently flatten the mound with the back of a spoon to form a round pillow shape.
4 – Serve the steamed fish on the rice pillows, pour hot marinade liquid over each fillet. Garnish with a slice of lemon and green onion strips.
Makes 4 servings.

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/seafood/steamed_fish_on_rice_recipe.html

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