Rice nice source of energy

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on “boil-in-a-bag” rice, machine embroidery, and teenage dating violence will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Gloria Kohnen, Riviana Foods, Inc. in Houston, will demonstrate how to use the original “boil-in-a-bag” rice to prepare some delicious recipes. Since rice is a complex carbohydrate, it’s a quick source of energy and tastes great.
Sewing expert Kay Brooks will show how to embroider on areas that are hard to reach, such as collars, cuffs, and bags. She will also explain how to work with challenging fabrics, such as sweater knits, when doing machine embroidery. Her company is RNK Distributing in Knoxville, Tenn.
Donna Mowrer is a deputy district attorney with the 9th Judicial District in Portales and she’s going to talk about teenage dating violence. Without an understanding of healthy and unhealthy behaviors in dating relationships, teens are especially susceptible to becoming trapped in a cycle of dating violence.
Information on making vests, quick and easy meal preparation, and tips for grocery shoppers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Thursday.
Sewing instructor Kate Mathews of Asheville, N.C., will explain how a vest is a perfect choice for expressing your creativity, maximizing your wardrobe and getting more mileage out of easy-sew patterns. She is with Lark Books.
Donna Reynolds with KitchenAid will present several ideas for quick and easy meals for newlyweds or anyone who wants to make the best use of their time. She’s from Benton Harbor, Mich.
Christine Palumbo, registered dietitian with The American Plastics Council in New York City, will provide tips on how grocery shoppers should be more aware of how they shop in order to prevent food contamination.

Spicy sausage
skillet breakfast
2 bags Success® White or Success® Brown Rice
1 lb. bulk turkey sausage
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 can (10 oz.) Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded reduced-calorie Monterey Jack cheese
Prepare rice according to package directions. Crumble sausage into large skillet. Cook until lightly browned. Stir occasionally to break up sausage. Drain. Add onion. Cook until tender. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder and rice. Simmer 2 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese.

Shrimp Italiano
with rice
2 bags Success® White or Success® Brown Rice
1 container (12 oz.) Alfredo sauce
1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil
1lb. grilled shrimp
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Prepare rice according to package directions. In a medium saucepan, heat Alfredo sauce and tomatoes over low heat. Fold in grilled shrimp. Serve on a bed of rice. Top with cheese. Garnish with lime and fresh basil, if desired.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink of Albuquerque. Contact her at 562-2112 #2661or e-mail: