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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Jambalaya Made Easy!

A few months ago I prepared Jambalaya for my family for the first time, honestly the only reason this happened was because it was one of our Dream Dinner options.  Make sure you learn more about Dream Dinners too, it is the best!  This was never a dish that I really thought my family would enjoy.  Especially the shrimp part of it...boy I was wrong.  Jude LOVES it, and asks for it all the time, he even likes taking leftovers for his school lunch!  So funny!  I decided I couldn't keep him waiting until the Jambalaya was in the Dream Dinner rotation again so I attempted the recipe on me own....it was a success too!  

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Jambalaya Made Easy!


Free printable recipe here. 

Ingredients:

6 ounces Yellow Rice - prepared
1/2 green pepper - chopped
1/2 onion - chopped 
Minced garlic - 1 TBSP
1 TBSP olive oil 
1 package smoked sausage - sliced
Canned tomato sauce - 6 ounces 
Creole Seasoning (I make my own)
1 pound raw shrimp - no tails

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Directions:

1.  Prepare yellow rice as directed on the package.  While rice is cooking, prepare all other ingredients. 

2.  In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute the pepper, onion and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.  

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3.  Add the sliced sausage to the skillet and continue to saute for another 5 minutes.  


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4.  Once rice is cooked fully, add to skillet along with the tomato sauce.  Stir mixture completely.  Sauce should cover the rice, sausage and veggies. 

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5.  Add Creole Seasoning and mix together once again.  Let Jambalaya cook for 20 minutes.  

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6.  Add shrimp to the skillet and mix in completely.  Let cook for another 5-10 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.  

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7.  Serve hot!  Enjoy!!!

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This recipe is so easy and really made a good amount so that we could have some leftovers for Jude's school lunches.  Now I can make this once a month for a nice family dinner and surprise Jude with his favorite lunch.  Keep in mind, if you are not a fan of sausage or shrimp, you can totally add your own protein options.  I actually used turkey sausage for this and it was great.  Next time I think I will make a shrimp and chicken version.  Yummy!  

I will be sharing my homemade Creole Seasoning recipe soon as well.  It is a great option for those that do not use a ton of this type of seasoning.  

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How do you make Jambalaya?  What protein options do you add to your recipe?




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9 comments:

  1. This looks so super easy. If your son will eat it and (it doesn't look really complicated) my daughter might eat it too. It would also be super easy to put in her lunch so she could have something hot for a change. Thank you.

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  2. I grew up in Louisiana, so I know a lot about Jambalaya. It's a family favorite in our home. Glad you introduced your family to it. Don't forget about the Andouille sausage!

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  3. Oh yes! Nothing better than a good Jambalaya! I worked in a Creole restaurant once for a year or so. Love this kind of food!

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  4. I've never tried Jambalaya but I love all the seasonings and spices. I need to make this very soon. My kids love shrimps so this may be something they love.

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  5. I love that you posted this! I have been wanting to make Jambalaya for awhile but couldn't find a recipe that was easy enough for me to make haha. This one looks delicious and easy enough that I could make it!

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  6. That's really easy to prepare. The kids and the hubby are huge fans of flavorful recipes so this one fits the bill for sure! I love that it's not going to take you the whole day to cook and it's packed with flavor too!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I totally forgot how easy and how yummy Jambalaya is! I used to whip this up when I was younger. Oh wow, how could I have forgotten haha. Thanks for sharing this! Will be trying it this weekend!

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  8. I have actually made Jambalya myself and it was definitely a hit. This does look delicious. Maybe I will have to try out this recipe as it looks like it can be made a lot more efficiently than the other I made.

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  9. Didn't know this is called Jambalaya there but I make something similar and love it. This recipe looks great. I will try it the next time.

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