Sep 11, 2015

Frozen Friday: Zatarain's Red Beans & Rice with Sausage

Zatarain's Red Beans & Rice with Sausage frozen meal features rice, red beans, and smoked sausage in sauce.

I bought a 12-oz box for $1.88 on sale.

The rice itself was quite firm rather than mushy like you'd expect from sitting in the sauce.

The red beans on the other hand, were pretty tender and lent an earthiness to the sauce. Combined with the smoked sausage, it gave the meal a hearty quality.

The smoked sausage offered a nice, savory, and smoky flavor but was a bit too hard for my liking. It almost felt like if you were to try and bend one, it would break.

The sauce was a little watery but combined hints of the beans and sausage with a strong note of green bell peppers and a slight bit of heat.

Overall, Zatarian's Red Beans & Rice with Sausage was a pretty enjoyable rendition of the southern dish. There's a nice variety of flavors and textures to it. I only wish the sausage wasn't so firm.

Nutritional Info - Zatarain's Red Beans & Rice with Sausage (340g)
Calories - 480 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 680mg
Carbs - 78g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 19g

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