Prawn Jambalaya

Prawn Jambalaya
Cook / Prep Time: 1hr or more

I couldn’t believe a dish this yummy is also healthy!  This dish has a generous serving of prawns and an array of colourful vegetables.  It’s great for a cold rainy day, it’ll definitely cheer you up!-Jen

Serves 6

1 lb Prawns (peeled, deveined and cut into 2 pieces)
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
1 Onion (chopped into small dice)
2 Garlic cloves (minced)
1 Red Pepper (diced)
1 Yellow Pepper (diced)
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes (14oz)
1.5 cups Long Grain Rice
2 .5 cups Chicken stock (hot)
1 tsp Hot Red Pepper sauce
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Oregano
1 Bay leaf Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1-2 tsp Tumeric
2 Green onions (chopped)
1/2 bunch of Cilantro (chopped)

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Heat oil in a casserole dish that can be used on stovetop. (For example: Emile Henry Dutch Oven). If you do not have one, saute the ingredients in a large pan, and then transfer to a Corningware dish that has a lid.
  • Saute the onion and garlic, and cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the spices: oregano, thyme, cayenne and tumeric. Saute 1 minute.
  • Next, add the peppers and cook for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the rice and the tomatoes. Stir well and cook for 1 minute.
  • Then add the hot chicken stock, hot pepper sauce and a bay leaf.
  • Stir well and cover.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 mins, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Saute the prawns lightly in olive oil in frying pan (1 minute). Season prawns with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the dish from the oven. Add the prawns and fold them into the rice mix. Recover rice mix, and bake for another 5 minutes
  • Once done, remove from oven and adjust seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Add more hot sauce if you like too.
  • Gently stir jambalaya with spoon or spatula while adding the chopped cilantro and green onion. Serve in bowls or on plates.

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