I found a great recipe for toasted rice. Toast 2 cups of rice in 4 Tbs. of butter until brown (about 5 min.). Add 2 c. chicken stock and 2 c. water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes. I added sautéed onions and bell peppers.
We grilled up some jalapeño sausage from Trader’s and some apple gouda sausage from Costco that the kids love. It is preservative, nitrite, and nitrate free.