In a Mississippi marriage meant to be, we cordially announce the nuptials of the Delta Belle and the Debutante Farmer. They will unite in glorious matrimony in a 3 quart sauce pan in a service blessed with holy water by two officiates, olive oil and fresh basil, and will ride off to honeymoon in a confetti shower of shaved Manchego or Parmesan cheese. They will comfortably settle in the neighborhood of grilled steaks, chicken, chops, fish and other seafood. The Delta Belle is a native of a rice paddy near Sumner, MS and the Debutante Farmer hails from the Heiskell's tomato patch near Oxford, MS.


1½ cups ecogrown Delta Belle Long Grain White Rice

1 bottle (about 3 cups) Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix, from Oxford, Mississippi

3 tbsp water (rose water would be appropriate)

1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

½ cup Manchego or Parmesan Cheese, shredded


 In a 3 quart saucepan, heat olive oil, add rice and basil, and swirl to coat kernels. Add water and Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix, bring to boil, cover with tight fitting lid, and reduce to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, check for doneness to al dente, stir once, re-cover with lid, and let rest for 10 minutes. After plating, garnish with shredded cheese and enjoy!