Barefoot by the Sea: al fresco and Minute® Rice $1000 Sweepstakes and a Recipe!

Friday, September 23, 2016

al fresco and Minute® Rice $1000 Sweepstakes and a Recipe!

If you're like me, you're often pressed for time. I've talked about the importance of planning your meals to save time and the importance of simple, weeknight dinners. When al fresco and Minute® Rice wanted to partner and share a recipe, I couldn't refuse. Chicken and rice is a staple for so many families, why not keep it as easy as possible with these kitchen must haves? 

What I love about alfresco is that they have a variety of chicken sausages so they are a great, versatile protein to include with your meals. From Sweet and Smokey BBQ, Classic Italian, Buffalo and Spicy Jalapeño, these are flavorful, all natural, gluten free and delicious. Minute Rice is a classic and a great item to keep in your pantry. Also all natural and gluten free, I love the variety that they offer, including classic white, brown, jasmine, multi-grain medley and more. The possibilities are endless!

Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

  • 1 12oz package al fresco Spinach Feta Chicken Sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 cups Minute® Rice, uncooked
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute kalamata olives, red onion and garlic for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add sausage, tomato and salt and pepper to taste. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Combine sausage mixture, rice and lemon juice, top with oregano.
Ready to be inspired? Head over here to see more amazing recipes and vote for your favorite! The al fresco and Minute Rice $1000 sweepstakes gives you a chance to win $1000! 
Please note, I did receive products to facilitate this review and feature. All opinions, as always, are my own. 


  1. I've never even heard of chicken sausage before, but I'll bet it's delicious!
    When I was growing up, my parents used to make something vaguely similar. Rice in an oven dish, with chicken, and cream of mushroom soup. Cook it for...well, however long the chicken took to cook (ha!) and done. It was pretty good, all things said and done, and very little effort needed!

    1. I think I remember something similar Jessica! This is really full of flavor and my whole family loved it, SO good!

  2. I've seen al fresco products at one of my bigger stores and wondered about it. I will definitely be giving it a try! Your recipe sounds so tasty!

    1. The products are delicious and paired with this rice, a healthy, easy meal option! Make sure you vote in the sweepstakes!

  3. Yes, we have had this product. Yum!!! We love it as well.

  4. My hubby loves chicken sausage. I make it for him when we're having veggie sausage!

  5. Absolutely love quick meals, this one sounds so quick and easy - love it!


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