I'm so excited. I have to share this with you. I got an email this morning saying I'll be one of SITS featured bloggers! It will take them a few months to get to me, but I'm still really excited. If you're not familiar with SITS you can visit the website and learn more here. I would also like to remind everyone tomorrow I will be putting everyones name in a bowl who entered my giveaway and letting my kids each pick a name. You're probably thinking I'm crazy because I have 3 children and why would I want to pick 3 names? Well, I'm picking 3 names because I added 2 more prizes! The extra prizes are: the newest issue of Taste of Home and Betty Crocker Cakes (it's one of those 1/2 magazines from the check-out). I'm picking in the morning because tomorrow's grocery day and I will need to buy the ingredients to make my winning recipes. If you haven't already entered click here for your chance.
Now, for the Dirty Rice. I love Cajun food and this rice really hit the spot. My husband and children are wimps and thought it was a little spicy, but they ate it anyway because it was so good. Mrs. Suzie Homemaker posted this recipe and I knew I had to give it a try. She has a great site for food and more. It was quick, easy and less than $1.00 per serving. It also makes a TON so it was hard to determine how many servings! I actually thought the leftovers were even better because the flavors were incorporated more. It could be served as a main dish or as a side. This one's a keeper :)
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
4 c. beef stock (I used Rachel Ray's)
2 c. long grain white rice
1 TBSP Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
Brown beef with peppers and onion. Drain if necessary. Add garlic, Creole seasoning and stock; bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and cover. Cook 25 minutes. Stir well before servings.