So, what did I make while in this adventurous mood? Jambalaya! I've never made it before, and honestly, didn't think I'd like it all that much. I suggested it to Chris in passing as an option for our meal plan and he was so enthusiastic about it I knew I was being suckered into making it. You live and learn, right? Anyway, I'm really glad he did because it was amazing! I found the original recipe on food.com, and of course tweaked it because that's how I roll.
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup (vegan) butter
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 serrano chili pepper (2 if you're like me and like your food extra spicy)
- 1 tbsp creole (to be honest, I didn't have this so I used Old Bay seasoning with some cumin powder. They were close enough in my book)
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 pound (vegan/vegetarian) sausage
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 3 cups brown rice
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of chopped tomatoes
- Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Add the onions, green onions, bell pepper, garlic, serrano chili pepper, celery, and the seasonings. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 10-15 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth, sausage, and rice.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook until the rice is tender.
I wish I were a better photographer. I feel like this picture should ooze tasty.