Saturday, July 16, 2011

Highjacked! Easy Jambalaya

Hi friends. It's Britt.

As you know, Amanda is away for the weekend... so naturally I am going to highjack her blog... it's what big sisters do!

You may have read a few times that Amanda, Nikki & I get together every Thursday night for dinner & Grey's Anatomy... in the summer it's more like dinner & shopping.... but let's not go there ;)

Amanda is usually the one to come up with the recipe ideas and suggestions {expect for last week when I suggested the very spicy Tuna Pad Thai}. When we first started our Thursday night tradition, almost 3 years ago, one of the very first things she every made was Jambalaya.... this recipe instantly became one of our favourites...


Easy Jambalaya
adapted from the Diary Farmers of Canada

Ingredients
1 cup (250 mL) cooked, whole-grain Minute rice
4 oz (125 g) cheddar cheese turkey sausages
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 onion, chopped
6 large white mushrooms
1 each, small sweet green and red pepper, chopped
1 can stewed Italian flavoured tomatoes, drained
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 cup milk

Method
1. Cook rice according to Minute Rice box instructions.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, celery, mushrooms, onion and peppers; cook, stirring, for 5 min. Stir in tomatoes.
3. Whisk flour and Cajun seasoning into milk; gradually stir into skillet. Bring just to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
4. Stir in cooked rice. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, to allow rice to absorb the flavours. Serve hot!

Makes 4 servings.

So there you have it folks! A little highjacking never hurt anyone! ;)

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Do you have any weekly, monthly, yearly family traditions? What about family recipes that you just love?

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