Dixie Lily Quick Grits

Grits Casserole

1 Cup Grits
4 Cups Water
1 Tsp Salt
1 Stick of butter, at room temp and cut into pieces
2 Eggs well beaten
1/4 cup Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dash of Tabasco
Dash of Worcestershire
2 cups (or I usually put more)
Shredded Mexican Cheese

Cook grits in water with salt added according to package directions.
After grits are cooked, add cheese, eggs, butter, salt and pepper, milk and other seasonings.

When Combined:
Put in a 2 quart casserole that has been sprayed with Pam.
Bake 40 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Fried Mush

Submitted By: S. Dennison
Created By: Delores Blake


  • 4 c. Water
  • 1 t. Salt
  • 1 c. Dixie Lily Corn Meal

Preparation Instructions

Lightly grease a standard size loaf pan with butter. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Combine corn meal, salt, and 1 cup of water in a separate container. Slowly pour into boiling water while stirring. Return to boiling. Stir constantly over med heat until thick, about 10-20 minutes, depending on how high the heat is when you’re cooking it. Empty into bread pan. Let cool to room temp. Refrigerate overnite. Slice about 1 in. thick. Fry in lard until golden brown on both sides. Eat with corn syrup.

Turkey Gumbo

Turkey Stock 


  • Leftover Turkey Carcass (Be sure to leave some meat on the bones for the Gumbo)
  • 4 Celery Stalks (Leaves included)
  • 2 Onions Quartered
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon rosemary
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning (Like Tony Chachere’s)
  • 3 cloves garlic rough chop

Chicken Stock and Water (Enough to cover bones)

Bring to a boil in a large stock pot and then simmer for 3 – 4 hours.  Strain the stock in to another stock pot and keep warm.  Pull all the meat off the bones of the turkey and shred it (Be careful of bones particularly in the legs).  Set meat aside to be added to the Gumbo later.


Turkey Gumbo

  • 1 cup Salted Butter
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Onion diced
  • 4 Celery Stalks chopped to similar size to onions
  • 2 green peppers chopped to similar size of onions and celery
  • ½ Jalapeno chopped fine
  • 3 Cloves Garlic finely minced
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning (Like Tony Chachere’s)
  • 1 Pound Sausage (Like Conecuh) browned and chopped in to bite size pieces
  • Turkey Stock and additional chicken stock if needed.
  • Shredded Turkey meat from the Stock

In a large stock pot make a light roux by adding the butter and AP Flour on medium heat.  Stir constantly with a wooden spoon to keep roux from burning.  You cannot walk away from a roux.  Brown the roux until it is the color of a brown paper bag.  Add onion, celery, green peppers, jalapeno and cook until soft.  Add garlic, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, Cajun seasoning and stock.  Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 1 hour.  Add sausage and shredded turkey and cook for 30 – 45 minutes.  Serve over Dixie Lily or China Doll rice.

Dixie Lily Jambalaya Rice Mix

Yellow Rice Dinner (Oven Method)

Dixie Lily Yellow Rice Dinner

9 x 13 Aluminum pans

Boiling water



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour hot water into the 9x 13 aluminum pans along with the rice and butter. Mix well. Tightly cover aluminum pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place pan in oven for 45-55 minutes. (Cooking times vary slightly depending on how many servings you are cooking).
  3. Remove and let rice sit covered for 10 minutes. Fluff rice with fork before serving.
To Prepare

(1/2 cup serving)

Yellow Rice Hot Water Butter or margarine
6 Servings 1 cup 2 cups 1 Tbsp
12 Servings 2 cups 4 cups 2 Tbsp
18 Servings 3 cups 6 cups 3 Tbsp
24 Servings 4 cups 8 cups ¼ cup

Chicken and Yellow Rice

You will need:
9 x 13 inch baking dish
12-15 Chicken Tenderloins (skinless)
Seasoning (Cavenders)
2 -10oz can Cream of Chicken

How to make it:
Step 1: Season Chicken to taste and place in baking dish @ 350 for 20 min.
Step 2: Remove chicken tenderloins from baking dish.
Step 3: Add 1 cup of Dixie Lily Yellow Rice, 2 cups of water, and 2 cans cream of chicken. Mix well.
Step 4: Add chicken tenderloins on top of the mixture and place in oven for 35-45 minutes or until moisture is dissolved.

Boneless Pork Chops and Yellow Rice

You will need:
9 x 13 inch baking dish
10-12 Boneless breakfast size pork chops
Seasoning (for pork chops)
1- 10oz can of diced tomatoes with chili peppers

How to make it:
Step 1: Season pork chops to taste and place In baking dish @350 for 20 minutes
Step 2: Remove pork chops from baking dish
Step 3: Add 1 cup of Dixie Lily Yellow Rice, 2 cups of water, and 1 can of diced tomatoes with chili peppers. Mix well.
Step 4: Add pork chops on top of the mixture and sprinkle cup of shredded cheese on top.
Step 5: Place in oven for 35 minutes or until moisture is dissolved.

Sautéed Shrimp with Cheese Grits

1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup Dixie Lily Quick Grits
1/4 tsp. salt or garlic salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2-3 lbs. medium shrimp, deveined
4-6 slices of bacon, diced
1/2 cup chopped green onion (4-5 onions)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
2 tsp. hot sauce, or to taste
1 tsp. granulated garlic
Sliced green onions and shredded cheddar for garnish

To prepare grits:

Bring chicken broth and milk to a boil in large saucepan. Stir in grits and salt; return to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 5 minutes until thickened; stirring occasionally. Stir in cheddar cheese. Keep warm.

To prepare shrimp:

Cook bacon in skillet until crisp; drain all but 2-3 tablespoons of fat from skillet.
Add peppers and onion; sauté vegetables with creole seasoning, salt, pepper, and one teaspoon granulated garlic.
When vegetables are tender; add peeled and deveined shrimp and cook until they turn pink. (Approximately 2-3 minutes).

Serve shrimp mixture over warm cheese grits. Garnish with chopped green onions and cheddar cheese.

Makes 6 servings.