Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spicy Jambalaya

I found this delicious recipe on a friend of mine's website - Fitness Food and Faith. (Awesome blog by the way.) I think I am making three of her recipes this week, and I have a feeling they will all be great! :o) This meal takes about an hour and a half to prepare, but is very hands-off. My favorite kind after a long week of work!

Spicy Jambalaya

12 oz andouille sausage
1 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
1 large onion, diced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 stalk celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup long grain brown rice
1 1/2 cup water
1, 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat. Brown sausage and then remove and set aside. Add flour to the oil and make a dark roux by cooking the flour over medium high heat until golden in color, stirring continuously. Add the chopped onions, celery and parsley to the roux and toss well to coat. Cook for about six minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and cook for thirty seconds more. Add the browned sausage, water, tomatoes, rice, salt, pepper and cayenne. Stir well and bring up to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for one hour. Before serving fluff with a fork.

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