Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Quick & Easy Jambalaya
- 1 cup white rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 lb beef sausage (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 1 large red onion (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 3 -4 garlic cloves (finely diced)
- 1 jalapeno (finely diced with seeds and ribs removed)
- Worcestershire sauce (4-5 Dashes)
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- black pepper (to taste)
- extra virgin olive oil
- WHITE RICE.
- Start white rice in pan.
- Make 1 cup of rice with a 2:1 ratio (2 parts water to 1 part rice).
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Add 1 cup of rice.
- Cover and reduce heat to LOW.
- After 10-15 minutes, check rice. Stir & “fluff” with a fork to make sure water is absorbed.
- Once it is done, remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl.
- SAUSAGE & ONION MIX.
- Heat a separate frying pan on HIGH heat.
- Add nice (moderate) amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to pan.
- Add diced onion and sauté (reserve some onion to add at the end).
- Stir frequently to avoid burning. The onions should be a translucent color.
- Add garlic and sauté until onions are golden.
- Add sausage, diced jalapeno, & any reserved onion and seasonings.
- Stir frequently to avoid burning.
- TIMING -- Provided your rice is fully cooked & the sausage is heated through, you're done & can mix everything together. If your rice still needs a little time, while you're waiting, reduce heat for the sausage mixture to Medium Low or Low (just enough to keep it nice & hot).
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine white rice with sausage mixture.
- The drippings from the frying pan are what make the white rice “dirty,” so make sure to scrape everything into the bowl.
- Stir & toss well.
This was a great base recipe. I like how it leaves room for tweaking it however you like it. I used olive oil spray and precooked sausages, so I didn't have much dirty drippins'. Next time I will try to find uncooked sausages. I had purchased New Orleans style precooked ones for something else.
Well you would not believe it but I went to grab an onion and found I did not have one so I made the recipe anyway without onion. I doubled the garlic and worcestershire sauce. It turned out great! I was very simple and quick to make. Next time I make it I will ensure I have onion. I may even add some roasted capsicum and grated carrot. Thank you for this recipe AliciaPiNYC.