Great one dish meal for company, for game day or just for family dinner. Our kids love it AND it's good for you!
1 t salt
1 t white pepper
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t black pepper
1 stick margarine
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green peppers
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1/2 t Tobasco Sauce or Hot Sauce
1 2/3 cup sausage (4 Big Red Smokies)
1 cup chopped chicken (uncooked) or shrimp
3/4 cup tomato sauce
2 cups regular uncooked rice
5 - 6 cups chicken broth
255 calories, 2.5 grams of fat
You can chop vegetables or by hand or we like to put them in our Cuisinart Food Processor. It chops them up fine and releases more of the flavor in the Jambalaya. After chopping, put vegetables in separate bowls and set aside.
Melt margarine in a stock pot. Add seasoning mix and hot sauce and half of onions, peppers and celery, and all of the sausage. Cook on medium-high heat 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Add rest of celery, peppers and onions and cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce and 1 cup of broth, stirring constantly. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add chicken or shrimp and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in rice, mixing well. Simmer 12 minutes, being careful that it doesn’t stick. Add the rest of the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer on low until rice is tender and done.
*Optional: Can add 1 more cup of chicken broth if you like it more soupy. Stir and heat 5 more minutes before serving.