Tressa's Spicy Jambalaya

"When I got married, one of my showers was one where each guest brought a recipe for me. This one is from my best friend and we enjoy it often."
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  • Cook kielbases, onion, green pepper, and celery in a large, non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add Cajun seasoning and bay leaf. Cook 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and chicken broth.
  • Stir in rice and simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  • Remove bay leaf before serving.

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  1. Very simple, and very easy to throw together. I added a little less of the Cajun seasoning, and then let hubby spice it up to his liking with extra. Thanks!
  2. Thanks DeniseBC for an easy base recipe for jambalya. DH and DS enjoyed it. I added garlic and a can of Rotel diced tomatoes. Cooking the cajun seasoning with the trilogy boosted the flavor. I added cooked shrimp and okra at the very end to just warm through. This tasty and we will have again.


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