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Jambalaya with White Quinoa

Jambalaya with White Quinoa combines a delightfully slightly spicy andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp, onions, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and Cajun spices over freshly cooked white organic quinoa all together, creating the perfect filling comfort food.

Over the years, Jambalaya has become beloved sought-after rice, meat, and vegetable dish in the state of Louisiana, as well as other Southern states. Jambalaya is a more favored dish in Louisiana households due to being inexpensive, filling, tasty. It can be extremely versatile to make, depending on what ingredients may be on hand. Seafood is usually a common ingredient in most jambalaya; however, more traditional recipes may also include game meats from the days hunt.

 

Jambalaya with White Quinoa combines a delightfully slightly spicy andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp, onions, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and Cajun spicesI decided today that I was making my favorite comfort food with organic white quinoa to give a slight make-over to an old favorite dish of mine. Now, this isn’t a new idea. You can find several Jambalaya and Quinoa recipes all over the web these days; however, it’s a new one for my family. Fortunately, my makeover went over well-being; my husband and quinoa don’t have a very passionate relationship.

Below, you will find my updated recipe for Jambalaya with easy to find ingredients you may even have on hand, and simple to follow instructions to make a deliciously comforting Jambalaya and Quinoa to serve.

 

 

 

Ingredients for Jambalaya with White Quinoa

  • One pound andouille sausage sliced
  • One medium onion diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper seeded and diced
  • Two stalks of celery diced
  • One (28-ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • One cup of chicken stock
  • Two teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning
  • One tablespoon of hot sauce
  • One teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Two bay leaves
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper
  • One pound of fresh gulf shrimp peeled
  • Two cups cooked white organic quinoa

 

 

 

 

Method

  1. In a Dutch oven on medium heat add andouille sausage, cook about 5 minutes, add diced onion, green pepper, red pepper, and celery, cook another 5 minutes.
  2. Next, add the can of diced tomatoes, and chicken stock. Stir in dried oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, thyme, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
    Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and cook above ingredients for about 35-40 minutes on low heat.
  3. Stir in the fresh shrimp, cover, and cook until the shrimp is cooked through about 6- 8 minutes on low heat.
  4. Discard bay leaves and spoon mixture over the cooked white organic quinoa, toss to coat the white quinoa thoroughly.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

 

5 from 2 votes
Jambalaya with White Quinoa combines a delightfully slightly spicy andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp, onions, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and Cajun spices
Jambalaya with White Quinoa
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Jambalaya with White Quinoa combines a delightfully slightly spicy andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp, onions, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and Cajun spices over freshly cooked white organic quinoa all together creating the perfect filling comfort food.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Jambalaya
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage sliced
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/2 Sweet red pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 ribs Celery diced
  • 1-28- ounce Can of organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup Chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons Dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Fresh large gulf shrimp peeled
  • 2 cups Cooked white organic quinoa
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven on medium heat add andouille sausage, cook about 5 minutes, add diced onion, green pepper, red pepper, and celery, cook another 5 minutes.
  2. Next, add the can of diced tomatoes, and chicken stock. Stir in dried oregano, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, thyme, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and cook above ingredients for about 35-40 minutes on low heat.
  4. Stir in the fresh shrimp, cover and cook until the shrimp is cooked through about 6- 8 minutes on low heat.
  5. Discard bay leaves and spoon mixture over the cooked white organic quinoa, toss to coat the white quinoa thoroughly.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

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Jambalaya with White Quinoa combines a delightfully slightly spicy andouille sausage, Gulf shrimp, onions, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and Cajun spices over freshly cooked white organic quinoa all together creating the perfect filling comfort food.

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4 Comments

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    homemadefoodjunkie
    June 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Perfect for summer. I love all the fresh produce and seasonings in this dinner. It looks so scrumptious!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 29, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks, Diane, I really loved the new texture the quinoa added to this family favorite too!

  • Reply
    thehungrymum
    June 27, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Looks divine – have never had jambalaya but have heard lots about it. So full of flavour.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you, you simply must try it if possible. It’s one of our favorite comfort foods!

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