I love when I get to talk to a new acquaintance about cooking. My wife just had hip replacement surgery and had a nurse from Home Health Care stop by to check on her. Naturally, the talk turned to food. AJ said that she liked to cook. When I asked her what did she like to eat, the first word out of her mouth was rice. So, are there any Creole and Cajun dishes that use rice? Of course, there are. This week, I will be featuring two rice recipes from Besh Big Easy. The first one is a fancy version of Dirty Rice.
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Big handful Wild Mushrooms, chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 pound Smoked Sausage, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
2-3 cups Cooked Rice
1 cup Green Peas, fresh or frozen
1 pound Crabmeat
2 Green Onions, chopped
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the wild mushrooms and cook until browned. Add salt and pepper. Lower the heat to medium-high and add the smoked sausage, then add the garlic and sweat until translucent. Stir in the rice, then the green peas and crabmeat and stir until warmed through. Stir in the green onions and season with Tabasco and more salt and pepper.