In 1694, rice arrived in South Carolina. Rice has been grown in southern Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas since the mid 19th century. Many Cajun farmers grew rice in wet marshes and low lying prairies where they could also farm crayfish when the fields were flooded. In recent years rice production has risen in North America.
Rice cultivation began in California during the California Gold Rush, about 40,000 Chinese laborers immigrated to the state and grew small amounts of the grain for their own consumption. Commercial production began only in 1912 in Butte County. By 2006 California produced the second largest rice crop in USA.
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Debo's Pecan Smoked Sausage and Rice
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1 (14 oz) smoked pecan sausage, cut into 1/4 slices, then quarter each slice
2 (8.5 oz) Uncle Ben's whole grain brown & wild (Mars, Incorporated)
1 small onion, chopped
extra virgin olive oil, just enough to cover bottom of pan
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon garlic herb seasoning
Place olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions, cook until tender. Add sausage, pepper, garlic herb seasoning and salt. Cook rice according to package directions. Once rice is cooked, add rice to sausage and stir well. Enjoy!