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Jambalaya!

In Just Good Food on November 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I love to make one-dish meals in the winter time. I am pretty much obsessed with chili, stews, soups, and gumbo. Following that theme, I decided to make jambalaya for the first time on Sunday night. This Cooking Light recipe is very simple. It’s a creole jambalaya that contains sausage, chicken and shrimp. The other main ingredients are vegetables, chicken stock and white rice.

You start by browning some chicken. The recipe calls for chicken breast and thighs, but I only used breast meat. Then you brown some sausage. The recipe calls for smoked turkey sausage. I used pork sausage that was hickory smoked. Once the sausage is browned, you add in onions, celery, garlic and green bell pepper in a large stock pot. I also included one sliced jalapeno, but that’s optional.

Once the veggies are soft, stir in the rice. I used a combination of white and brown rice. I think it would have been better with all white rice.

Once the rice is in, add the chicken stock, spices and diced tomatoes. Let all of this cook down until the rice is done and the liquid is absorbed. Then you add the chopped shrimp at the end and just cook it long enough so the shrimp are done (but not rubbery – gross). This recipe makes enough for dinner plus leftovers for lunch!  

A delicious one pot dinner! I served this with some homemade corn bread muffins. Enjoy!

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  1. yum. i have never made jambalaya. will definitely be making this one.

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