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Double Crosses and Rice Combination: Today's Share a Stitch is another combination stitch. We have combined a Double Cross and a Straight Rice Stitch to create this very tactile stitch. Use a Petite Silk Lame for the Double Cross and a subtle over dyed thread, either silk or cotton, for the Rice Stitch. If you don't want sparkle to your stitch use a Soie Perle or Petite Princess Perle.

from Just A Pinch Recipes

New Orleans Dirty Rice

Cajun rice or "dirty rice" is a well loved New Orleans dish and a Louisiana classic, with as many different recipes as there are cooks. Traditional Dirty Rice uses chopped chicken livers which gives it a distinctive flavor and a dark color dubbing it "dirty" rice. It typically includes the trinity with da' Pope, which is diced bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic. This is my favorite version.

a step by step illustration of how to work double cross stitch. This version of double cross stitch is a canvas stitch but it is also a pleasure to work this stitch as a filling on linen or any even count fabric in a fine thread. As a hand embroidery stitch it has much potental.

from The Cozy Apron

Smoked Sausage and Red Rice Skillet with Charred Onions and Peppers

Embroidery Stitches - Braid Stitch, Cable Chain, Knotted Chain, Split Stitch, Satin Stitch, Stem Stitch, Overcast Stitch, Backstitch, Button hole, French Knots and Feather Stitch