Oct 27, 2011


I love comfort food. And one pot meals. And anything that is quick to make. This dish is all three. It seems involved... but it's really not. This is basically just making a stew. Not a whole lot different than that. I love jambalaya for it's richness, it's a simple dish, with a whole punch of flavor.

1 medium onion, diced
2 bell peppers, diced (I used green but I'll be red would be lovely too)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
6 oz sausage andouille prefered, I used Hot Italian
1 c uncooked, long grain rice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 bay leaf
2 c chicken broth (one box o' stock)
3/4 c water
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, juices too
1/2 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
2 Tbsp chopped parsley

In a large pot saute sausage until almost done. Add in onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute about 5 minutes over medium heat, until veg is softened. Add rice and the next 7 ingredients (through bay leaf), cook about two minutes. Add tomato paste and warm through, get it a nice brownish color. Then add your chicken broth, water, hot sauce, and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes. Stir a few times, to make sure your rice isn't sticking too much. Add shrimp and cook about 5 minutes until they're nice and pink. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

The line-up.
Browning the sausage.
Get the veg in the pot.
Saute about 5 minutes until nice and soft.
Add the rice.
And the spices.
Saute about two minutes.
Add the tomato paste. Get it nice and warm.
Then in goes all the liquid.

Insert pictures with shrimp here... apparently none of mine turned out.

Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite one pot dinner?

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