Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
After sauteing everything, I add the rice (2 cups instead of 3) and 4 cups of liquid (chicken broth, beef, or a combination) plus an envelope of dry onion soup mix, omitting the French Onion Soup. Instead of baking, I cook on the stovetop till the rice is done and the liquid is absorbed. I also use less seasoning to be less spicy.
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 large green bell pepper, diced
- 1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups chopped chicken (cooked)
- 3 cups long-grain rice, uncooked
- 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, drained & rinsed
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans French onion soup, undiluted
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
- 2 -3 teaspoons creole seasoning
- 2 -3 teaspoons hot sauce
- fresh fresh cilantro stem
- Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a Dutch oven 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is browned. Stir in chicken and next 6 ingredients.
- Bake, covered, at 350° for 40 minutes, stirring after 30 minutes. Garnish, if desired.
A neighbor that I'm often cooking for had asked about a jambalaya (something I've never made before) & so I picked this one, & am very pleased with it! I cut the recipe in half & did follow the suggestions in the recipe's introduction, but I also used just a teaspoon of the creole seasoning & only a dash of hot sauce! Interestingly pleasant taste, & satisfying, too! Thanks for introducing me to jambalaya! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's Pick A Chef]