The Best Jambalaya

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The Best Jambalaya
A popular Cajun rice dish made with Andouille sausage and shrimp. Sometimes chicken is also added, but this recipe does not call for it. Makes a great barbecue side dish or simply eaten on its own.
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 46-50 Minutes
Servings
People
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 46-50 Minutes
Servings
People
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat butter. Place sausage in pot and cook for 3 minutes. Scoop out into a bowl. Add chopped vegetables and seasonings to pot along with diced tomato. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add sausage back into pot. Stir in the brown rice and chicken broth. Increase heat to high and bring to a heavy simmer. Immediately reduce heat to low, cover Dutch oven with lid and let cook for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Check rice for doneness. If it is tender then stir in the shrimp, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. If not, cook rice for another 5-10 minutes or until it becomes tender, then follow the steps above. Taste for salt content and adjust accordingly.
  4. Once cooked, remove pot from heat. Spoon out desired amount and garnish with sliced green onion.
  5. Store leftover jambalaya in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days after preparation. Reheat well before serving.
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Photo by: Jane Charlesworth