Vegetarian Jambalaya

"True jambalaya uses sausages, shrimp and chicken. This rich vegetarian recipe version uses beans to provide meaty texture and flavor - with no meat."
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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, cayenne and fennel seed.
  • Bring to a boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until rice is tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add beans and cover. Simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until well heated, stirring frequently.

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  1. Ah, loved it! Great as a vegetarian main or served as a side with chicken breast or steak. I upped the seasonings slightly but otherwise made as directed. Made a great mid week meal, thanks for sharing.
  2. Nothing pleases me more than finding a recipe that my whole family likes (it's no small task!). I cut back on the red pepper flakes for my little one and upped the fennel but otherwise made the recipe as stated. It was wonderful! Thanks for a keeper!
  3. Very tasty dish, lots of flavor, super hearty, easy to make, and best of all very healthy!! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Absolutely delish! Fed this to people who don't eat vegetarian all that often and it went down a treat. Made this as written and had no problems what so ever. I would up the heat a little next time, but that's just personal preference. Thanks for posting such a great recipe.
  5. A yummy dish! I made this morning for dinner tonight but it was so good I had it for breakfast! Thanks darang! Made for Australia-Make My Recipe game.


  1. I put 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes instead of 1/4.


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