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One Pan Blackened Cajun Chicken and Shrimp by ‘Stirmaker’ Jayna

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We’ve been lucky to have some warmer days lately here in Colorado, but as a native I know we’re not out of winter yet! On those days when it’s chilly outside I find myself gravitating towards heat in the kitchen. It’s a lot easier to feel cozy with a big bowl of full of something spicy, just like this dish. The only downside to big flavors is that it can sometimes mean even bigger messes. That’s why I was so excited to find the one-pan inspiration for this recipe. I added lots of veggies and upped the Cajun flavor with shrimp. It’s quick and easy to make and clean up is a snap. All the more time to curl up with a blanket and wait for spring!


One Pan Blackened Cajun Chicken and Shrimp


2 Tbs avocado oil

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1/2 lb)

½ lb shrimp, cleaned and deveined

1 cup Della’s Basmati and Quinoa Rice blend

½ red, yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped

½ small yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz can diced tomatos

1.5 cups chicken or beef broth

2 T Cajun seasoning (store bought or recipe below)

Fresh parsley

1 avocado, sliced



For Cajun seasoning:

2 tsp salt

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp paprika

½ tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp cayenne powder

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp thyme

½ tsp red pepper flakes



  1. In a large skillet heat 1Tbs avocado oil (or olive oil) over medium heat. Rub chicken and shrimp in half of the Cajun seasoning. When pan is hot add chicken. Cook until both sides are well browned. Remove and set aside on a plate for later. Repeat with shrimp. Cover plate with tin foil to keep warm.
  2. In the same pan (we want that left over flavor!) add the remaining Tbs of avocado oil, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until onion is just translucent.
  3. Add the chicken broth, canned tomatoes, Della’s Basmati and Quinoa rice blend and remaining Cajun seasoning to pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice has absorbed most of the liquid.
  4. Nestle the chicken and shrimp into the rice mixture, cover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until internal thermometer on chicken reads 165 degrees.
  5. Top with freshly topped parsley and avocado.

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See the Stir Makers Cook Up Della Rice Stir Creations!

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We enjoyed our #CreateAStir campaign so much and enjoyed seeing all the wonderful and imaginative Stirs our Stir Makers (aka blog ambassadors) cooked up.  As you may recall, we partnered with 19 bloggers, who we affectionately call Stir Makers, to help us spread the word about Della Rice. We challenged them to make rice bowl creations using Della Rice as the canvas of their Stirs.

Here is what happened when we unleashed our Stir Makers’ creativity and awesomeness:

Look Who Stirred Up a Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl

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Thanks to Debi at The Spring Mount 6 Pack blog, we have a wonderful and simple recipe for a Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl to share. She cooked some Della Jasmine Rice with Roasted Garlic, along with some diced chicken breasts and chopped veggies. It’s an interesting infusion of both Italian and Asian flavors, but then again, there are no rules when cooking up something you love to eat.

Try her recipe on her blog – and of course – enjoy! #CreateAStir

Teriyaki Chicken over Della Rice

It’s Time to Stir Up Korean Beef & Broccoli Over Delicious Della Rice

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Della Stir Maker, Brett Martin, of This Mama Loves stirred up a fun rice bowl dish that is easy for mom or dad to prepare, and delicious enough for the whole family to gobble up for dinner. Instead of using expensive sirloin as the “beef” portion of the dish, Brett used ground beef to ease preparation – and it’s something most of us have on hand already. She also used a slew of Asian-inspired seasonings to give the dish its Asian taste.

Want to cook up some Korean Beef and Broccoli over any variety of Della Rice?  You’ll want to visit This Mama Loves and read her full blog post featuring the recipe for Korean Beef & Broccoli. Get stir making!  #CreateAStir

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Try this Mexican Rice Bowl Recipe – Super Easy!

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We’ve seen a lot of spins on boring taco night – everyone adding their own creative flair to a Mexican rice bowl dish. Thanks to the Brooklyn Active Mama, we have another great Mexican Stir to share today – and we just know you’re going to love it!

What’s interesting about this Stir is Della’s Jasmine white rice has been transformed into a spicy flavor explosion. The Mexican-stylized rice is then topped with taco-flavored beef, guacamole, and cheese. Add whatever taco toppings you like or crave too. You can’t go wrong – no way! #CreateAStir.

Beef Mexican Stir Brooklyn Active Mama

Gluten-Free Fried Rice with Shrimp and Chicken

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Cooking with rice can be a fun – no matter what you cook up. We got excited when Eat. Sleep. Be. cooked up her version of fried rice (a staple at my house – we love using leftover cold rice to make fried rice).

We love Jessica’s protein-packed fried-rice version too using chicken, rice and eggs!

Oh, and did you see she used Della’s Light Brown Basmati Rice – it’s our rice variety that has the taste and texture of white rice, but the nutrition of brown rice. You can buy it at ShopRite or other grocery stores nationwide.

You’ll want to visit Eat. Sleep. Be. online for the full Gluten-Free Fried Rice Recipe, but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll find when you visit her site:

Eat Sleep Be Fried Rice Recipes



Citrus Shrimp with Jasmine Rice Recipe – Delic!

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There is something about cooking with fresh citrus juices (from lemons, limes and oranges) that makes me happy! So it’s no wonder that this recipe for a Citrus Shrimp Rice Bowl, by A Dish of Daily Life, made me smile.

First you cook up some delicious Della Jasmine rice in your rice cooker, then you marinate your shrimp in a variety of citrus-seasonings. Next you stir fry your shrimp and add it atop your canvas of fluffy rice. Then garnish your rice bowl Stir with peas and cilantro to give it some curb appeal.

This dish looks and smells as good as it tastes – promise!

Thanks to Michelle at a Dish of Daily Life for this easy, fun, and flavorful rice bowl recipe! #CreateAStir

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Loving this Della Light Brown Basmati Rice Bowl Recipe

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With spring officially here, it’s time to create some colorful Stirs that make us happy! Today we’re sharing a stir by Stir Maker Mama XXI. It’s a Spring Rice Primavera dish.

I personally think it’s amazing what you can do with a few eggs, frozen peas and carrots, and beautiful Light Brown Basmati Rice by Della Rice. I just love the look of this rice bowl – two sunny side eggs to represent the sun, and hues of orange and green throughout to represent the spring bloom and nature.

Check out the full recipe for this springtime rice bowl dish at Mama XXI!  Enjoy!  #CreateAStir

PS: Want to try our Light Brown Basmati Rice?  Find a store near you or visit your local ShopRite for a full selection of Della Rice varieties!

Arroz-Primavera-Receta Mama XXI

Citrus Shrimp with Della’s Jasmine Rice Recipe – Go Ahead, Stir Up Dinner!

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Della Rice is committed to making dinner time easy, fun and healthy too.  Without much effort, you can put together a beautiful Stir (aka, rice bowl) that your family will love and that they’ll think you’ve spent hours preparing! That’s exactly what Stir Maker, Michelle Nahom, of A Dish of Daily Life did.

She marinated shrimp in a bowl of citrus flavors and seasonings while her Della Jasmine rice was cooking in her rice cooker. Once the rice was done, she stir-fried the shrimp for three minutes, topped the rice with her flavorful cooked shrimp and sauce, and boom, dinner is done! What a culinary vision, right?!?

See Michelle’s full shrimp marinade recipe on her blog – as well as instructions on how to make a yummy, healthy and easy Citrus Shrimp with Jasmine Rice stir. #CreateAStir

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