Black Rice aka Dirty Rice. This is a turkey stuffing most often used in the South in place of traditional bread dressings. The blacker the rice; the better the stuffing. The s e c r e t of black rice is the chicken livers. The darker you cook them the blacker the rice. Also you can add more livers if you want.
This is my vegan rendition of an old New Orleans classic, I was told these beans and rice were the real thing by four representatives of an old Creole community in New Orleans. Try for yourself.
Double the seafood awesomeness with this surf-focused jambalaya recipe.
A mild jambalaya with prawns and lobster for meat. A recipe designed for the Dutch oven so you can cook outdoors as well as indoors.
Ever feel fried rice is kind of blah? Pick up this secret ingredient and start craving your fried rice once again.
This is one of my favorite spicy chicken dishes. The colorful blend of a rice bed speckled with colorful peppers topped with a Cajun-seasoned chicken breast and smothered with a golden bayou sauce is not only a pleasing presentation, but very delicious. It's a four-part recipe, so see footnote for timing.
A huge batch of this Cajun favorite with four types of meat: Chicken, ham, kielbasa and shrimp. The reason you make a big batch is so you won't run out. This jambalaya is so good, that could be a bad situation.
A seafood-less version of this Cajun classic for those folks who prefer their dinners to be a land-only affair.
Here's a fun game--see if your guests can name all the heat sources of this amazing spicy Cajun seafood stew. Here's your cheat sheet: Cayenne, ginger, garlic, chili powder.
This is not an instant meal, but since no canned or "quickie" style meal has ever graced my table, I offer this one. It is done using traditional methods, but is well worth the time spent in preparation. You've never tasted anything like this, unless you've eaten red beans and rice along the Lafouche Bayou, in a town called LaRose, LA, that is. When all is ready, put a large scoop of rice in the bottom of a bowl, cover with red beans, butter some bread and crack your favorite beverage.