This is a tasty dish we made last night. I had picked up a copy of Thinner Dinners for Two, by Cuisine Tonight while shopping at Whole Foods. We doubled the recipe as #2 was eating with us.
Not the best picture, as it was taken from a quickly grabbed Iphone, but it tasted good nonetheless.
1 3/4 C water
1/2 C dry brown rice
1/2 C diced onion
1 dried bay leaf
6 oz. Cajun-style link chicken sausage, sliced (such as Johnsonville) *we used andouille as they were out of chicken sausage
1/2 C diced celery
1/2 C diced green bell pepper
1 Tbsp. tomato paste (such as Hunt's) (despite my slight allergy to tomatoes, this little amount I had no issues with)
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1/2 tsp. hot chili powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Sliced scallions (we omitted as #2 cannot eat them)
Combine water, rice, onion, and bay leaf in saucepan; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
Stir in sausage, celery, bell pepper, tomato paste, thyme, garlic, chili powder, and cayenne; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
Off heat, let jambalaya stand, covered, until remaining liquid is absorbed, 5-10 minutes.
Garnish servings with scallions.
Tasty, hearty bowl of comfort food for a cold winter's night.