Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Orleans Jambalaya Recipes

Super quick Jambalaya- If you are wanting to make a yummy quick Jambalaya buy a package of Zatarain's New Orleans Jambalaya Mix.
You can't go wrong with this kit.  Follow directions on the box.  I saute up 1 chopped onion, 6 garlic cloves and 6 stalks of celery, 1 green pepper and then follow the next steps.  I add in Andouille sausage (Hillshire farms has a brand that works fine if you can't find it local) and skinless smoked sausage.  Sometimes I'll add chicken or shrimp.  When the rice is just about finished I add in a large can of Ro-Tel tomatoes.  This make a great Jambalaya.  Now if you want to cut down on the salt and processed box mix you can make your own.

Homemade & Quick Jambalaya (click to print a recipe)

Gumbo File Powder1 1/2 c. Uncle Ben's rice
1 can beef bouillon (get the one with out MSG)
1 large can Ro-tel tomatoes
4 green onions, sliced
1 lg onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, chopped/sliced
6 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 T. cumin
1 T. gumbo file (found in some spice aisles)
1 stick butter
1 1/2 lbs shrimp, chicken, ham and or sausages
Saute vegetables.  Add in rest of ingredients and cook 30 minutes covered in a 350 degree oven.  Stir after 10 min.  You can also make this on the stove top. 



3 comments:

Deb said...

Sound fantastic, just like what I had in the French Quarter a few years back. Actually that is what turned me on to Zatarain's rice mixes!

shopannies said...

sounds so delicious I love food like this

AuNaturelle said...

Sounds great! Always looking for a new dinner idea and you just gave me two!
JoAnn

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