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Send Your Taste Buds on a Trip Down the Bayou with This Jambalaya Recipe

Colder days are just around the corner, and when it comes to comforting dishes designed to sustain you during the fall and winter months, jambalaya is a great pick. This recipe for New Orleans-Style Jambalaya is cost-efficient, hearty, and comes together in approximately 30 minutes. Not to mention, it’s packed with so much flavor, you’ll swear you’ve ordered it from a famous New Orleans restaurant! Try this recipe for yourself, and you’ll soon fall in love with this quick and easy rice-based dish.

Ingredients:

• 2 1/2 cups water
• 1 (14-oz) can diced tomatoes
• 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
• 1/2 lb. smoked sausage, fully cooked, cut into 1/4-inch slices
• 1/2 to 3/4 lb. medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 1 cup long grain rice
• 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
• 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 bay leaf

Instructions:

1. First, prepare your seasoning mix. In a small bowl, combine rice, onion, parsley, beef bouillon, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and bay leaf. Set aside.

2. In a Dutch oven, combine mix, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and smoked sausage.

3. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.

5. Serve immediately, as-is, or topped with hot sauce and/or green onions.

Preparing the perfect meal for your family can be a challenge—to say the least. With delightful recipe suggestions from The District Flats Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, you all are sure to eat well every day of the week!

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