Chicken & Shrimp Stir Fry with Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice

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Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice

It’s Monday again! Do you ever struggle to come with delicious and easy weeknight meals that are easy and quick to make but still taste delicious?  Then read on!

Today I’ve got a delicious Chicken & Shrimp Stir Fry recipe that goes great with Uncle Ben’s® Rice and cooks up in about 30 minutes.  It is a fantastic restaurant quality recipe, featuring lean protein and vegetables, and it packs a flavor punch!  In short, it’s something the whole family can enjoy and Mom will approve! [Read more…]

7-Layer Mexican Casserole with Success Rice

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Rice is one of my favorite kitchen staples!  I love serving it as a side, and I especially love to use it in casseroles!  But with some rice products you have to be careful, or your rice won’t be good and done.  But Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice makes it easy to cook up perfect rice!

The product comes in White and and Whole Grain Brown Rice varieties, and you can find it in 14 oz and 32 oz package.  And because Success® Rice is precooked,  your cook time is just 10 minutes from bag to bowl!  From there, you can add any number of ingredients to create your favorite recipe! [Read more…]

Cheesy Sausage & Rice #SuccessRice #ad

Success Rice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.

One of my favorite things to cook with is rice.  It is so versatile and can be used to make everything from casseroles to sides, and even desserts! Success Rice is the ORIGINAL Fool Proof 10 Minute Boil-In-A-Bag Rice, that can be cooked on the stovetop or in the microwave, making it a quick and convenient product to use in my rice recipes.

Success Rice Varieties

Success Rice comes in four varieties: White Rice, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Thai Jasmine Rice, and Basmati Rice. The different varieties make it easy for you to experiment and change your recipes, and their white and brown rice variety can also sit up for 30 minutes before being served, for even more convenient cooking.

I get in the habit of trying the same recipes over and over.  I find a few things that I like, and I stick with them!  Or I will often use a recipe I have and just change an ingredient or two and call it something different.

But this week I made a meal with Success Rice that was a little different.  You could call it man food! (In fact, you could definitely call it man food because the man of the house actually helped me come up with this one!) I’m calling it Cheesy Sausage & Rice! And it’s very hearty, and definitely not bland! Here is the recipe!

Cheesy Sausage and Rice Recipe

Cheesy Sausage and Rice


Success White Rice (1 bag)

1 package Smoked or Polish Sausage (about a pound)

3 Cups Colby Jack Cheese (of other cheeses would work as well)

1 Can Red Beans, drained

cooking spray or a little butter/margarine.

Directions:  Prepare rice according to directions.  Meanwhile take your can of red beans and drain. Set aside.

Chop sausage in to small pieces.  And drain Get a large pot or sauce pan.  (I used a 5 quart pot, but a 3 quart would probably work just as well.)  Spray the bottom with cooking spray or had a little margarine  (maybe 1/2 tablespoon). Place on medium heat.  If using cooking spray, add sausage immediately; otherwise wait for margarine to melt and then add sausage.  Heat through, stirring often to prevent scorching.

Remove from stove and immediately add cheese.  Stir until cheese is melted.  Then add red beans. Stir until all three ingredients are well combined.  Season as desired  and serve over rice.

Tip:  You can also use other beans like black beans or pintos.  And you can try adding things to the mix like peppers.

Cheesy Sausage

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Their site also includes a whole host of recipes for your inspiration, including casseroles, breakfasts, salads, desserts, soups, and quick recipes.  And like their Facebook page for even more great recipes!



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Chicken Stuffing & Vegetable Rice Casserole and #CountryCrockStars Contest

I LOVE casseroles!  With just a few ingredients (and just a dish or two), you have got a complete meal that is quick and easy to make! Right now Country Crock is celebrating casseroles with their Country Crock Stars contest!  For this contest, they want to see YOUR casseroles!

Simply follow this link over to the Country Crock Facebook page.  Then just share a photo of your favorite casserole, and share in 100 words how you demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen.

Twelve finalists will be featured on the Country Crock Facebook page.  Then those 12 finalists will be voted on by and the public, and the top 3 cooks will win $5000 and a trip for two to New York City!

Chicken Stuffing & Vegetable Rice

Besides the fact that casseroles are fast and easy to make, here are a few more reasons I love them!

1.  They are so versatile and really allow for you to get creative!  Just add an extra ingredient, or substitute an ingredient or two, and you’ve got a completely different recipe.

2.  They easily allow for you make a meal that has servings of vegetables, meat, dairy, and a starch.

3.  You can cook them for any size gathering.  If it’s just you and your spouse, you can cut a recipe in half or have left overs for the week.  And if you have a large family or a party to cook for, you can double your recipes.

4.  Casseroles are also great leftover meals and most can easily be stored in the freezer for you to enjoy later.

To show you how easy it is to get creative in the kitchen with casseroles, today I’m sharing a recipe that I just invented for this assignment.  I used my favorite casserole  recipe, which is Chicken Poulet, and I just added a couple of ingredients to it, namely a package of chicken flavored rice and a can of mixed vegetables.  And I used these in place of the bottom layer of my Poulet Recipe (which is usually stuffing mix).  And I also threw in some Cream of Chicken Soup, instead of the usual Cream of Mushroom that goes in my Poulet.  The result was an absolutely fabulous tasting meal, if I do say so myself!

Chicken Stuffing & Vegetable Rice Casserole

Recipe for Chicken Stuffing & Vegetable Rice Casserole

1 5.6 oz package flavored rice (I used Knorr, in the chicken flavor)
2 cups water
1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon Country Crock
1 can mixed vegetables
3 cans chicken, drained
6-8 spoonfuls mayonnaise
1 box stuffing mixed
1 cup chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1-2 cups cheddar cheese

Directions: Using 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of Country Crock, make the rice according to directions on the box.
While the rice is cooking, open three 10.5 oz cans of white meat chicken. Drain the broth off the chicken and in to a measuring cup.  Set broth aside.
Pour chicken into a small bowl.  Spoon mayonnaise into chicken and mix with a fork, mashing chucks of chicken into shreds.  The consistency should be like that of a chicken salad.  Set aside.
Once your rice is done, drain the water off your can of mixed vegetables and add vegetables to rice mixture. (You may also use frozen or fresh veggies if you prefer.)  Pour rice & vegetable mixture in to 11×13 casserole dish.  Spread chicken mixture over rice.
Open package of stuffing mix.  Add one cup of chicken broth and a 1/2 cup (or one stick) of Country Crock.  Stir till all bread crumbs are moist.  Pour into casserole dish, over the chicken layer.
Next open two cans of cream of chicken soup, and spread over stuffing layer.  Finally cover with shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

*Great for a make ahead meal and leftovers set up great in your fridge!*

Stuffing and Rice Casserole

Do you have a favorite casserole?  Tell us in the comments!  Or better yet, submit it to the  Country Crock Stars Contest.


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Buffalo Chicken & Rice

Buffalo Chicken & Rice
As you know, around here we love all things buffalo!  This week I’m sharing one of my recent inventions: Buffalo Chicken & Rice!  This recipe is based on the Buffalo Potato Casserole I shared a while back.  Both are deliciously good, comfort food  meals with a kick! 

Recipe for Buffalo Chicken & Rice:

12-15 Skinless Boneless Chicken Strips, not cooked
1/4 – 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (I use Frank’s)
1 1/2 cups rice, cooked (I use the white, long grain)
1 cup of ranch dressing
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of celery soup
Directions: Cook rice on stove top according to package directions.  Heat oven to 375. Spray 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl stir  dressing, soup, 1/2 cup cheese, cooked rice, and 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce. Pour mixture into baking dish.
In same bowl, place chicken strips and 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce (use more if needed).  Coat each strip with sauce.  Then spoon chicken and sauce over the rice mixture.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Take out and remove foil. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Bake uncovered for another 30 minutes or until chicken is done.

*Optional – Serve additional ranch on the side or atop rice.



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