Zatarain's was started in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna by Emile A, Zatarain, SR, who took out a trademark and began to market root beer in 1889. He expanded his product range to include mustard pickled vegetables, and extracts. Then he moved into the spice business and became known for New Orleans and Cajun style products. In 1963 the family sold the business. The company was acquired in 2003 by McCormick & Company, the world's largest spice company.
Christine's Smoked Sausage and Rice
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1 (14 oz) smoked pecan sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices, then halve each slice
1 (8 oz) box yellow rice (I used Zatarain's)
1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
extra virgin olive oil, just enough to cover bottom of pan
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning
Cook rice according to package directions. Place olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and bell peppers, cook until tender. Add sausage, pepper, garlic and herb seasoning and salt. Once rice is cooked, add rice to sausage and stir well. Enjoy!