Just because I’m from New England doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy regional recipes from other parts of the US. Some of my family’s favorite dishes are Cajun. I’d like to share my cousin’s favorite rendition of Shrimp Louisiana Gumbo! It’s an easy and quick dish to make ahead, and using Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice turns it into not only a classic, but a healthy classic dish!
Mardis Gras Recipes
In our neck of the woods in New England, we have an abundance of Italian and Greek restaurants. Several years ago a small, family owned restaurant opened that specialized in traditional Cajun dishes. On nights when I didn’t feel like cooking, since I’m part French-Canadian we’d go and enjoy Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya, a Creole and Cajun favorite in New Orleans.
Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice
Uncle Ben’s has developed several types of whole grain brown rice – Natural Whole Grain Brown, Fast & Natural Instant Brown Rice and Boil-In-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice, with traditional and quick cook times to help your family re-energize after a busy day at the beach, on the tennis courts, playground or at camp.
Active adults and parents of children on-the-go know that carbohydrates are needed in order to maintain a healthy energy level. The family dinner-hour is a perfect opportunity to reconnect and refuel!
If you’re like many moms, we often tend to reach for inexpensive starchy meal staples such as potatoes or pasta. These types of foods are terrific during the winter months, however can be a bit heavy during the dog-days of summer. Both my daughters and I have started to serve our families whole grain brown rice because of its numerous health benefits (one cup meets 100% of daily grain requirement, supports a healthy heart and is loaded with iron and fiber). We just don’t always have the time to prepare it after a busy day at work or tending to the kids.
To help showcase the versatility of their Whole Grain Brown Rice, Uncle Ben’s has created a few recipes that will be a hit this summer such as: Chicken & Brown Rice Sloppy Joes; Tex Mex Rice with Shrimp Corn and Lime; Chicken, Apple and Walnut Brown Rice Salad; and Mediterranean Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.
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Shrimp Louisiana Gumbo