The Zatarain's tradition of making amazing food was started by Emile A. Zatarain, Sr. In 1889, he obtained the company's first product trademark and started to market root beer. Shortly after, he began to produce mustards, pickled vegetables, and extracts. As the business grew, so did the demand for a broader range of products. Through their expertise in blending spices, the company established a reputation for making only the most authentic New Orleans-Style food. In 1963, the Zatarain family sold the business which was then moved to Gretna, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, where it is still located today.
ENRICHED LONG GRAIN PARBOILED RICE (RICE, IRON, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID), ENRICHED BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR (FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SALT, RED AND GREEN BELL PEPPER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, WHEAT FLOUR, ONION, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER, CHILI PEPPER), GARLIC, YEAST EXTRACT, SOY SAUCE (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SALT), MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE(FLAVOR ENHANCER), AND CARAMEL COLOR.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS 1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart saucepan until well blended. 2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. For Seafood Gumbo: Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in seafood. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS 1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart microwavable bowl until well blended. 2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. For Seafood Gumbo: Cover. Microwave on HIGH 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in seafood. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Microwave ovens vary; adjust cooking times as needed. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt oven. CAUTION: Bowl and contents will be very hot. Use pot holders when removing from microwave.