Sunday, November 15, 2009

Too Easy Jambalaya

Another over-simplified dish for a complex situation.


1 (5 ounce) package Rice-a-roni Red Beans and Rice
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Hunt’s diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery & onion
1 (1 pound) package Hillshire Farms lite sausage
½ cup PictSweet frozen seasoning blend (chopped vegetables)

Spray large skillet with cooking spray until lightly covered.
Open Rice-a-roni box.  Take out seasoning packet and set aside.  Empty rice mixture into pan.  Pour tomatoes on top of rice.  Pour seasoning blend (vegetables) on mixture.  Pour seasoning packet on top. Stir all ingredients together.
Open sausage packet being careful not to spill juices.  Place sausage on cutting board.  Pour any juices on rice mixture.  Cut sausage into ¼ inch slices.  Place sausage on rice mixture.  DO NOT STIR!!

Put pan on burner and turn to high.  Wait until mixture begins to boil.  Place lid on mixture and turn down to medium-low.  Set timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes check inside pan. Check the bottom of the pan by pushing back some of the mixture.  Make sure it is not burning on the bottom. If there is a lot of liquid, let it simmer 5 more minutes, however, some liquid is to be expected. 

NOTE:  This recipe uses a lot of meat.  You could easily double the other ingredients.

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