jambalaya

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By Clare Hoernis
from Belleville, IL

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Ingredients For jambalaya

  • 1 can
    dark red (kidney) beans
  • 1 can
    black beans
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes
  • 2 c
    rice
  • 1/4 c
    franks hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb
    chicken
  • 1/2 pkg
    hillshire farms smoked sausage (combination of beef, pork and turkey)
  • 2 stick
    johnsonville andouille sausage (optional)
  • 1/2
    green pepper, joulienned
  • A few dash
    minced onion flakes
  • A few dash
    salt and pepper

How To Make jambalaya

  • 1
    Cut your chicken into chunks and cook in a large, deep skillet with the green peppers.
  • 2
    In a separate large pot, combine the beans, tomatoes, hot sauce, minced onion, and salt and pepper. Bring the vegetables to a boil, then turn down the heat to a simmer.
  • 3
    Slice the sausage and add to the skillet when the chicken has almost cooked completely through. Cook this for approx. 5 more minutes on medium heat before adding to the vegetables.
  • 4
    In a slightly smaller pot, cook the rice according to the instructions on the box. When the rice is tender and fluffy, add it to the vegetables, and simmer for at least 5 minutes to allow the flavors time to combine.
  • 5
    If you want to make the dish a bit spicier, add 1/8 cup hot sauce at a time. (And if you want to make your jambalaya a bit more traditional, don’t combine your rice with the meat and veggies. Serve the meat and veggies on top of the rice instead.)
  • 6
    To make a healthier version, you can rinse the beans before cooking them, rinse the starch off the rice before you boil it, and use a combination of white and brown rice.

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