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Poor Man's Jambalaya

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Category: United States

 Ingredients List

  • Seasoning mix
  • 4 Whole bay leaves (small)
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts White pepper
  • 1 ts Dry mustard
  • 1 ts Ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 ts Gumbo file (file powder), op
  • -tional
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme leaves
  • 4 tb Margerine
  • 6 oz Tasso (prerred) or other smo
  • -ked ham, diced
  • 6 oz Andouille smoke sausage (pre
  • -ferred) or kielbasa
  • 1 1/2 c Chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 c Chopped celery
  • 1 c Chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 ts Minced garlic
  • 2 c Uncooked rice (converted)
  • 4 c Basic beef, pork or chicken
  • -stock


Thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set
aside. In a large heavy skillet (preferably cast iron), melt the margarine
over high heat. Add the tasso and andouille; cook 5 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, seasoning mix and
garlic. Stir well and continue cooking until brown, about 10-12 minutes,
stirring occasionally and scrapin the pan bottom well.
Stir in the rice and cook 5 minutes, stirring and scraping the pan bottom
occasionally. Add the stock, stirring well. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce
heat and simmer until rice is tender but a bit crunchy, about 20 minutes,
stirring occasionally toward the end of cooking time. Meanwhile, heat the
serving plates in a 250 degree oven. Remove the bay leaves and serve
immediately. To serve as a main course, spoon 2 cups Jambalaya onto each
heated serving plate; for appetizer serve 1 cup.
Source: Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen

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