Monday, June 20, 2011

Cooking with Brown Rice: Jambalaya

This is a spicy rice dish I have seen made a zillion different ways. Some are very complicated, some seem to have several types of meat and seafood in it, most all use white rice. I have come up with my own version of this meal that I would like to think is pretty easy. I usually try and cook the rice early in the day so when dinner time comes around this meal goes together very quickly.

One common thing these recipes have is the fact that this dish is hot.. So you can add or take away spices depending on what you like.

The sausage used in this recipe is link type sausage similar to kielbasa. I buy a brand at Costco called Louisiana Hot Links. I like them because they are hot! But if you are not a fan of hot food you can buy any other type of sausage you would like. The amount of meat I give in the recipe is something that you can adjust easily. You don’t have to have a lot of meat for this dish.

Jambalaya


4T olive oil
8 oz link sausage, cut in quarters
½ to ¾ lb chicken boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1 medium onion, diced
½ a green pepper, or several small mini peppers, sliced
1 ½ t minced garlic
1 – 14oz can diced tomatoes
½ t red pepper flakes
½ t pepper
1t hot pepper sauce (such as the brand Tabasco), you can use less if you don’t want the dish to be hot
5 cups cooked brown rice

In a large frying pan heat olive oil until hot. Add sausage, chicken, onion, peppers and garlic. Cook this until the chicken is done and the veggies are tender.



Add tomatoes, pepper flakes, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Stir to combine ingredients.




Now add rice and stir. Taste, and add salt to your liking. (sorry this pic turned out a little blurry)..



Serve with a green salad and enjoy!



 

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! I am not a fan of HOT but I think I will try it and maybe use a little less HOT. I am the only one in the family that isn't a fan of it. Thanks for another great simple recipe!

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