An easy spin on jambalaya, making this an almost no-fail version of this south Louisiana classic one-pot meal.
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Bayou Woman
1Poundsmall La. shrimp, peeled and de-veinedIf shrimp are larger, cut in half
1Medium bell pepperchopped
4Green onion topschopped
1Poundsmoked sausageor Andouille, I don't like to eat a big hunk of sausage, so I slice and quarter it so it spreads throughout the dish., sliced
1Can Campbell's French Onion Soup
1Can Campbell's Beef Consume'
CupsWater: Enough to bring total liquid to 5 and 1/2 *
3CupsriceJasmine rice preferred
1/8tsp. black pepper
1/4tsp. Cajun/creole Seasoning
Pre-heat oven to 350
Melt 1 stick butter in heavy stainless, cast-iron, or Magnelite Dutch oven pot on medium-low heat
Add chopped celery and bell pepper - saute' until soft
Add shrimp, saute' five minutes
Add sausage and cook 10 minutes stirring often
Raise heat to medium and add French onion soup, beef consume', green onion, seasonings
Stir and bring to a boil
Add rice and return to boil, stirring constantly so rice does not stick or brown
Turn off heat, cover, and put in the oven for one hour - DO NOT OPEN OR STIR
Check at one hour to see if all liquid has cooked out, if so, remove from oven
Place on stove and let sit covered for 10 minutes.
If liquid is not cooked out, remove lid and bake for 5 minute increments until all liquid is absorbed then set on stove as above but DO NOT STIR DURING THIS TIME.
After 10 minutes, fluff lightly with a fork. Grains of rice should be fully cooked and fluffy--not gummy
(If your rice is gummy, that means two things: A little too much water and you stirred when I said not to!)
Serve with green salad and fresh, buttered French bread
Soups and water should total 5 and 1/2 cups of liquid. I pour both cans of soup in a 5-cup measuring cup and add water to make it 5 cups and then another half-cup of water when the time comes. You can also measure using your 1 cup measuring cup (or just do the math, but that's way too hard for me!)