Sunday, June 19, 2011

Christine's Smoked Sausage and Rice

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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.
By http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zatarain's

Christine's Smoked Sausage and Rice
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
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
pinch salt
1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning

Directions:
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!

21 comments:

  1. So very, very good Christine.

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  2. Looks yummy. I did sausage in a pasta awhile back. It sure is delicious on it's on and in other things. Looking forward to seeing what you cook next.

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  3. This looks like an interesting recipe, Christine! I ass sausages to my fried rice too, although in some other way. Your special dish looks great! Can I have a spoonful please?

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  4. Yum!! This dish sounds heavenly!

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  5. I love that you research the history of an item...

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  6. Hi Ann, I love food history. Well, actually I love anything to do with food. :-)

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  7. Very nice easy to prepare sausage recipe. I like the idea of using rice with any dish...I am on the look out for pecan sausage....sounds great.
    albert grande
    Pizza Therapy

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  8. Sounds like a great entree, Christine...simple yet full of flavor!

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  9. That dish sounds so good, I can feel the smokiness from here, Christine. Love the side of history too.

    Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. Have you ever played the Picnic Game? You know the one, I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing... Sound like fun? Pop by my blog. This is our third year playing and it is a blast!!!

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  10. Hi Pizzatherapy, you can buy the pecan sausage at Walmart. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Hi Louis, no, I've never played picnic game. I'll stop by your blog. Thanks

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  12. Yum, this looks like such delicious comfort food! I'll be sure to try this recipe out soon.

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  13. Hi Icancookthat, I think you will like this recipe. Easy and full of flavor. It took less then 30 minutes to cook. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. What vibrant colors and a flavorful rice dish!

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  15. This looks great! I haven't tried their rice yet, but I eye it everytime I go to the store!

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  16. Zatarains red beans and rice mix is something that I always pick up, but adding the pecan sausage sounds like a tasty idea! Interesting history on the company. Nice pic.

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  17. Great combination and fantastic photos!!

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  18. Looks pretty delish! Quick and easy too which is exactly what I need after work :) Thanks for sharing and for swinging by Deep Dish!

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  19. Great Recipe! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  20. I've never tried zatarin's before. This is my kind of meal! Great recipe :)

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