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What saves me is always having on hand in the deep freezer at least a couple of those Bertolli Italian Meals, a couple of boxes of Zatarains New Orleans Style Dirty Rice in the pantry and a couple of cans of vegan Chili.
These are not only our favorite meals but they are great for whenever unexpected guests or family stop by for a quick meal.
I like that they are easy to prepare, are one pan meals and tastes as if you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day. They are absolutely so delicious. So whenever we have any one of these meals in our house it’s all gone in no time at all.
I like to mix and match different side dishes with each meal.
So whenever we have the Bertolli Italian meals we bake a can of Pillsbury’s French bread.
With the cans of vegan chili we heat up, we just sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese on top and serve it with a couple of baked white potatoes.
And finally with the dirty rice we like to have it with either a rotisserie or fried chicken and pop in the oven a can of buttermilk biscuits. To all three of these meals we add some sort of vegetable to our liking.
So you may love the way we prepare the dirty rice in our house and find it so amazing.
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Our New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Recipe
2-8oz, Boxes of Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Original Dirty Rice Mix
2 pounds of ground turkey
1 pound of ground turkey sausage
2-3 Tablespoons of Coconut oil
4-6 cups of filtered water
1-2 Scallions (chopped)
1 TBSP of garlic powder and onion powder
1 teaspoon of Lawrys season salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
1-6 Quart Dutch Oven
or 1- extra large Cast Iron Skillet
1. Heat oil in pan, add scallions, ground turkey, spices and ground sausage till browned in skillet or dutch oven. (straining liquid from the meat is optional but I prefer to keep liquid and add less water then the recipe on box suggests)
2. Sprinkle in the Zatarains Dirty Rice Mix.
3. Add water. Stir combining ingredients very well. Cook on high flame to bring to a boil.
4. Then cook on medium to low heat until rice is well done.
Optional/*I prefer to add an additional ½ cup of hot water towards the end (because the rice dries out the liquid pretty quickly) stir, turn off flame and cover allowing the rice to be a little bit more moist then it’s ready serve.
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