Jambalaya Rice- and a giveaway!

Giveaway ended: The winner is Carmen! Congrats!!
Jambalaya Rice; definition according to John: a bucket full of yum. I have to agree, especially the recipe we found in the latest Menu magazine by Wegmans. We tweaked a few things but in the end this is a total keeper!! One major change we had was upping the amount of canned tomatoes used. They called for 1 1/2 cups, since we love tomatoes we had to use more (we used a 28oz can in full). Especially since the wonderful people at RedPack sent us this stellar giftpack!
Look at the huge can it came in! How fun is that? I want to use it as an end table (John seems to be against this idea for some reason) :) There were also tasty recipe cards in the huge can, but I wanted to make this Jambalaya!
Want to win your very own HUGE can filled with all types of fun goodies? Just comment below with your favorite thing to make with canned tomatoes. Make sure you type in a valid email address (it's not published) but that's the way I get in contact with you!
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Jambalaya Rice
recipe by Wegmans (click for original recipe), my slight adaptation below
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 lbs Skinless Chicken Breasts, 1-inch dice
2 tsp Konriko Creole Seasoning
1 1/2 cups Chopped Onions
4 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 cup 1-inch diced celery (about 2 stalks)
1 Tbsp dried rosemary leaves
1 pkg(13.2 oz) Wegmans Don't be Piggy (non meat sausage crumble) - best product name EVER!
2  bay leaves
2 boxes(8 oz each) Wegmans Whole Grain 5 Rice Blend
28 oz can RedPack diced tomatoes
2 cups Food You Feel Good About Chicken Culinary Stock
1/2  orange pepper, 1-inch dice (about 3/4 cup)
1/2  red sweet pepper, 1-inch dice (about 3/4 cup)
1 cup frozen okra
1 Tbsp dried basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add oil to braising pan on MEDIUM-HIGH. Add chicken and creole seasoning to pan. Cook, stirring about 2 min, until chicken begins to brown.
Add onion; cook, stirring, 3-4 min, until onion begins to soften. Add garlic, cook, stirring, 1 min. Add celery, thyme, sausage, and bay leaves. Cook 1 min.
Add grain blend; cook, stirring, 1 min. Add tomatoes; cook 1 min. Add stock, okra and peppers. Bring to simmer on HIGH; cover.
Transfer to oven. Cook 1 hour, 10 min.
Remove from oven; let rest 10 min. Remove bay leaves; stir in basil.

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14 chews:

lynchdom said...


LOL hilarious :)

natalie@thesweetslife said...

Love to make chili! ps. great picture!

Mom said...

If you need to make soup from what you have in the pantry, canned tomatoes can be a star ingredient.

Val said...

I love a good chili (surprisingly, because I'm not big on spice). I also want to keep trying my hand at curries, even though I've failed every time so far (all 3 of them...).

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Beautiful dinner! I like roasting canned tomatoes and then adding them to braised chicken or fish and drizzling with olive oil.

That is exactly what my husband was doing when we made this LOL

Lisa P said...

I use canned tomatoes mainly for chili. I also like to have them on tacos, burritoes, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa P said...

I am a fan of RedPack on facebook!

karenreichmann said...

I love to make tomato soup! karenreichmann@hotmail.com

Carmen said...

I like RedPack on Facebook

manda said...

I like to make pasta!

Tracy said...

This jambalaya looks so hearty and perfect for winter! I usually make giant vats of sauce with canned tomatoes for using on pasta, lasagna, etc. I'll have to try this next!

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