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Dinner Tonight: February 19, 2018 Vegetable Jambalaya

Vegetable Jambalaya

Fun

Each person takes a bite of food and says the first word that comes to mind. Put all the words together to make a food poem!

Conversation

If you were the president, what would be your first act in office?

Recipe and photo courtesy of Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown. Leanne notes that leftovers are great for making burritos.

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 medium-size onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ small green chile, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add the oil. After it gets hot, add the onion, bell pepper and celery and cook for about 5 minutes, until they become translucent but not brown.
  2. Add the garlic, chile, tomatoes, bay leaves, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Let everything cook until some of the tomato juice releases, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice and slowly pour in the broth. Lower the heat to medium and let the dish cook until the rice absorbs all the liquid, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust the salt, pepper and any other spices.

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