Heapin' Helping - The Cajun Country Rice Blog

Sounds Like Home People often talk about certain smells or sights that remind them of home. For me? It’s a sound. The slow in-and-out of a melancholy waltz, the upbeat pulse of a two-step… accordions have always provided the soundtrack for our home. My uncle Randy Falcon is well known for his hand-crafted accordions, the... (Read more)

10 Facts About Rice Rice is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans, and there are a lot of interesting facts out there about its history, use and nutritional value. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite facts about rice. Humans have been eating rice for over 5,000 years. Rice farming on... (Read more)

So God Made a Farmer Three generations of Falcons have had the pleasure of working with Louisiana farmers—some of the most good-hearted people around. We want to take time to remember and thank all of the hard-working rice farmers and their families. We came across this speech that Paul Harvey gave in 1978 and want... (Read more)

For the Love of Rice!  We are so thankful that our grandfather decided to get into the rice industry back in 1942. He passed away when we were babies, but we’ve heard he was a great man—a real handshake kind of guy. His name was Edward Falcon, and he and his wife Evelyn would purchase... (Read more)

  Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe Type: appetizer, main Cuisine: Italian Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 4 A vegetarian delight! Meaty Portobello mushrooms stuffed with artichokes, cheese and Louisiana brown rice. Ingredients 4 Portobello mushrooms, stems discarded cooking spray 1 1/2 c. cooked Cajun Country brown rice 2... (Read more)

  Shrimp and Scallop Paella Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Spanish Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 6-8 Paella is a very traditional Spanish dish made with saffron and rice. Our shrimp and scallop version is a great way to bring more culture to your kitchen and diversify your... (Read more)

  Crawfish Etouffee Arancini   Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Cajun Author: Jay Ducote This recipe was shared with us by Jay Ducote, food and beverage writer, blogger and radio host. It was featured at a pop-up dinner at Tin Roof Brewing Company in Baton Rouge. Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1... (Read more)

  Divine Chicken   Recipe Type: Main Author: Jennifer Trahan and Christine Fulton Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 4-6 This is one simple, healthy and absolutely beautiful dish to prepare for guests. In fact, we consider it heavenly. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups 100% Louisiana Cajun Country Brown... (Read more)

      Holiday Pesto Rice   Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 8-10 This Basil Pesto Rice is a beautiful and delicious side dish sure to impress holiday company. Ingredients 2 cups 100% Louisiana Cajun Country Long Grain Rice 1/2 cup pine nuts, divided 12 cherry tomatoes,... (Read more)

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