Spicy Louisiana Jambalaya

Being a Louisiana girl, I had to make the most simple to prepare, yet filling rice dish for my family Friday night. Down in the deep south we love our spicy jambalaya, gumbos, and etouffees. I just love making jambalaya because you can cook it so many ways. Some people may add shrimp, chicken and sausage, alligator, duck or pork. One of my favorite variations is the one that I cooked with just sausage and tomato sauce. Don't be afraid to try it....its so good!!!! Adapted from group recipes

Smoked Sausage
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
4 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup green onions
2 jalapeno, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. sweet basil
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, more if desire
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp chilli powder
4 cups of water
2 cups brown rice

Slice the sausage and saute in oil and butter over low heat . Add the onions, green peppers, parsley, garlic, jalapeno, and green onions and saute slowly until vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, honey, seasonings, rice, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until rice is fluffly. Its Done....READY TO EAT!!!!!

ps: This recipe made it to Foodbuzz Today's Top 9 (July 15, 2009)
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  1. this sound wonderful! What size can do you use for the tomato sauce?

  2. This looks SO good especially after visiting New Orleans last month! I actually bought a bottle of Emeril's Essence while I was there and that'll definitely cut down my list of ingredients quite a bit in this recipe!

  3. That is a fantastic rice recipe, love it! My husband is a huge fan of rice and I think this recipe has been made for him!

  4. That's yummy. I think I'll try that with Italian Sausage if I can't find smoked ones here.

  5. That jambalaya looks tasty!

  6. Jambalaya is one of my favorite foods. This looks incredible!

  7. This looks so good.

    Any suggestions on types/brands of brown rice?

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  9. This looks delicious!!! This is a brilliant recipe that I know I will be a real joy to eat. I am planning to make one for a lot of people. Thanks for sharing this. I'll definitely make this at home.

  10. how much spicy/hot sauce are you supposed to add?

  11. A couple of dashes of your favorite hot sauce!

  12. Do you have to cook it in a dutch oven?

  13. Yum i love this dish. Great recipe., thanks for sharing.



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