My sister and I developed this recipe for jambalaya by combining various recipes together. Our whole family really liked it even those who don't normally enjoy spicy food. Even my sisters friends at school enjoyed it when she took the little bit of what was left over!
Slice Italian sausage into bite sized pieces. Saute the sliced sausage in a large pot over medium heat until browned.
Add the diced onion and bell pepper. Next add the can of diced tomatoes, using only half the juice from the can. Then add the parsley flakes, cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper. Cook approximately 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
Stir in the chicken stock and bay leaves. Add the rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is done.