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

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

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! ;)

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

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