Have you ever finished something and felt surprised you were done? That is how I felt today now that my first year of law school is completed. The last eight months in law school have been very different music school–and rewarding!
I rarely use mixes but I wanted to celebrate in a simple way with an adaptation of Zatarain’s® New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix. It is fitting for a jazz singer who finished finals today to remember “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans” sung and played by Louis Armstrong and mix up a batch of tasty dirty rice!
- 1 (8 ounces) box Zatarain’s® New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix
- 2 cups sausage, cooked
- 2 ½ cups water
- Drain off excess grease on the sausage. Put sausage in a large sauce pan.
- Add Zatarain’s® envelope of Dirty Rice mix.
- Add water. Stir together.
- Over medium heat, bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and cover sauce pan.
- Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender but not mushy.
Note: If you want to dilute the saltiness and hot seasoning of the mix, after stirring all ingredients together, pour off 1 cup of juices and replace with 1 cup of cold water.