This is one of my kid’s favorite recipes. The grandkids love it too! It’s so simple and tasty.
- 2 boxes of Jambalaya Rice as above
- 1 bag of frozen, raw, large shrimp (26/30 count) defrosted
- Half yellow bell pepper
- Half red bell pepper
- 8 Spicy Sausage (my family like the chicken/basil sausages from Aldi)
- 1 large onion
- 3 large cloves garlic
- 3 heaped tablespoons of fresh salsa (if you don’t have that use 3 tbsp crushed tinned tomatoes)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Chop onions and peppers finely. Crush garlic and mince.
- Chop the sausage into large bite sized pieces.
- Prepare the rice according to the box. Make sure you don’t cook the rice until mushy!
- Once the rice is cooked, drain and set to one side.
- Add the butter to a hot pan and cook the shrimp for a few minutes until pink and set to one side.
- Add the oil to the pan and cook the sausage until it starts to get a little crispy. Add the onions, peppers and garlic until the onions and peppers are soft on a medium heat. Make sure the garlic does not burn.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients (except shrimp) and cook for a couple of minutes until the rice is heated through. Now add the shrimp and cook on a medium/low heat until the shrimp are heated through, about a minute or two. Make sure none of this burns. Add a little more oil to the bottom of the pain if necessary. Remove from heat and leave for about 5 minutes or so, remove the bay leaves and then serve.