Jambalaya

I love rice, white rice, brown rice, black rice, sweet rice, I love rice, one of my favorite rice dishes is Jambalaya.

My First Splurge Meal

Jambalaya

 

There are many versions of jambalaya some with veggies, some with the holy trinity green pepper, onion and celery, and some without veggies.

Usually the raw rice is added to the pot and the dish is done when the rice is done.

My version cooks the rice and then adds it to the meat and veggies. I cook the rice before adding because I switch to using brown rice instead of white rice.

 

Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked sausage (I like eckrich smoked beef sausage, but learned it can be hard to find).
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried whole thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 16 ounces can tomato sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 cup hopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast (boneless, skinless) cut into approximately 1 inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Approximately 3 cups of cooked brown rice (1-1/2 Cups uncooked). Brown rice takes about 50 minutes to cook. Put the rice on an allow to cook while you are preparing the meat and veggie portion of the dish. Then add hot cooked rice and mix well
  2. Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven until browned
  3. Remove Sausage from the pan place in a heat resistance bowl.
  4. Add the chicken breast to the Dutch oven
  5. Cook chicken breast until done, no longer pink inside
  6. Remove chicken from the Dutch oven; add to the bowl containing the sausage
  7. Note: I usually set the oven to warm and place the oven proof bowl containing the sausage and chicken mixture into the oven to keep the mixture warm.
  8. Heat oil in the Dutch oven
  9. Add the flour over medium high heat stirring constantly, until mixture turns the color of a copper penny. Note, this step can take a while, 30 – 40 minutes
  10. Stir in onion, celery, and green onions, garlic
  11. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently for about 10 minutes
  12. Add tomato sauce and seasonings
  13. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  14. Stir in sausage and chicken
  15. Cook until thoroughly heated