July 06, 2020

RECIPE: Super Convenient Jambalaya

This recipe is kind of a "cheaters" recipe, because it uses a box of Zatarain's rice. However, that's what I love so much about it--it's super convenient and easy to throw together, and I almost always have these ingredients on hand specifically for this dish.

I started out using just sausage and the boxed rice; then I added corn; then I added tomatoes. You can obviously just add/subtract whatever you'd like! This recipe goes over well with my family. I rarely eat leftovers of anything (I get grossed out by leftovers for some reason!) but this is one that I really like to eat the next day.

Super Convenient Jambalaya:

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1 Tbsp. olive oil
14 oz. package of smoked sausage (I like the Butterball Turkey smoked sausage)
1 box of Zatarain's rice, Jambalaya flavored (I will usually make this with two boxes to stretch it further... so if you do that, you just need to double the water. I leave the other ingredients the same, whether I use one or two boxes of rice)
2-1/2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes, drained
1 (15 oz) can of corn, drained


Heat oil in a medium to large pot over medium-high heat. Cut the sausage lengthwise, and then lay the flat sides down and cut lengthwise again (so you have four long strips). Then slice it into bite-sized pieces along the length of it. (You'll have a bunch of little triangular shaped pieces.)

Add the sausage to the skillet and stir, cooking until it starts to brown on the edges. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low.

Allow it to simmer for about 25 minutes, without stirring or removing the cover) until the rice is cooked. Turn off the heat and let it stand for about five minutes before serving.

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