What?s for Dinner? Try This Recipe for Vegetarian Jambalaya
May 05 2020

What’s for Dinner? Try This Recipe for Vegetarian Jambalaya

By: Phil LaMancusa


Plant-Based Jambalaya

So, your favorite plant-based restaurant is far and away and maybe you feel like cooking at home—a meal that will last you and your cell mate a couple of days. You'll want something sassy that is a one-potter, and you can just keep that pot in the fridge and maybe even dip your spoon in it late at night for the heck of it. Well, make a quick trip to a whole-paycheck store (wear your mask, sanitize your rig and hands). Speed through, get whatcha need, get back to the crib, and put it on. Takes about 20 minutes to get it together, and then you just let it cook itself, the old-fashioned way, and you'll be off the hook for a couple of meals. Try it this way the first time and adjust as you see fit. Use real animals if you wish; it's a free country (except for them). Serve with a crisp Cougar Cocktail. You're welcome.

Ingredients

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 pkg Delight Soy chicken nuggets, 9 ½ oz cut up

2 links Field Roast chipotle sausage, 8 oz cut up

1 ½ cups diced onion

½ cup diced celery

1 cup diced green bell pepper

1 ½ tsp Kitchen Witch Creole Crack Seasoning blend

2 toes fresh garlic, chopped fine

1 ½ cups brown rice

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp diced green onion tops

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

3 whole bay leaves

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)

3 cups water

Directions

In a heavy-bottom 6-quart pot on medium to high heat, sauté the chicken, sausage, onions, celery, and garlic in the oil until tender, 5-10 minutes. Lower the flame to medium. Add the Creole Crack (Kitchen Witch Seasoning) and the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add water, tomato paste, Worcestershire, parsley, and green onions and mix thoroughly. Cover the pot and cook on the lowest flame possible, 30-45 minutes (check for doneness after 30 and decide). Remove from the heat, uncover; do not stir. Let sit for 10 minutes (uncovered), pick out the bay leaves, and then have at it! This can also be started on the stovetop and finished in your oven (at 350 degrees). Any questions? Call me: 504-215-4936.

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