Since tomorrow is Mardi Gras, I made a New Orleans inspired dish -- Jambalaya. This usually has meat in it, so I adjusted to make it vegetarian, I think it was just as good, if not better. I got some of the basic ideas for this recipe from this website. I thought about using cajun seasoning rather than the seasonings listed, but the ingredients listed on the cajun spice I had were mostly just a mix of cayenne and paprika. The spice combination I used gave it a good flavor.
Check out our Mardi Gras dessert, Mini King Cakes, and check back tomorrow for a great Mardi Gras cocktail.
This made about 4 servings.
-1 Tbsp olive oil
-1/2 cup celery, chopped
-4 oz can green chilies
-2 cloves garlic-1/2 Tbsp paprika
-1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
-1/2 Tbsp chili powder
-15 oz can vegetable broth
-1/2 cups rice
-15 oz can diced tomatoes
-1/2 cup water
|Heat olive oil. Add the celery, chilies, garlic and spices.|
Saute for about 5 minutes.
|Add the rice and vegetable broth.|
Simmer with the lid on for 10-15 minutes.
|The rice absorbed all of the liquid in mine pretty fast.|
|Add the tomato and the liquid it come in.|
I added some more water because the liquid was absorbed before the rice was cooked.
You can add more vegetable broth if you want.