3 Cajun/Creole Rice Recipes (with Seasoning Blend Recipe)

Whenever I am in Cajun country, the first thing I grab is a big plate of Cajun Dirty Rice with a side of greens. When I am at home, I make this dish as well. I always have a pint jar of canned chicken livers and a Pantry Pack of… Read more“3 Cajun/Creole Rice Recipes (with Seasoning Blend Recipe)”

Rice Pilaf Pantry Packs (Near East Copycat)

This is MY version of the popular Near East® Rice Pilaf which, in my opinion, has the best flavor. The problem is that it is so high in sodium that I cannot eat it! Rice Pilaf is typically a blend of rice, spices, and orzo pasta. Pilafs can also be made… Read more“Rice Pilaf Pantry Packs (Near East Copycat)”

Long Grain & Wild Rice Mixes (Uncle Ben’s Copycat)

~~~Do you like Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice as much as I do?~~~ If so, here is a homemade version that will rock your world! I love the nutty taste of a good rice and wild rice mixture. This is a vegan AND gluten-free side dish that has… Read more“Long Grain & Wild Rice Mixes (Uncle Ben’s Copycat)”

Homemade Seasoned Rice Mix (Rice-a-Roni Copycat Recipe)

~~~Get rid of the Cardboard-in-a-Box and never buy rice mixes again!~~~ Rice-A-Roni® is a boxed food mix that consists of rice, vermicelli pasta, and seasonings. To prepare, the rice and pasta are browned in butter, then water and seasonings are added and simmered until absorbed. The name actually came about because the dish of origin was… Read more“Homemade Seasoned Rice Mix (Rice-a-Roni Copycat Recipe)”