Shrimp Jambalaya

  • A delicious New Orlean’s-style dinner recipe:  Shrimp Jambalaya

    Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

    This mildly spicy dinner recipe is a nice diversion from chicken or pasta.  I love how easy it is to make- all in one pot and not dirtying up a ton of dishes to prepare.

    It’s a good dinner-for-two kind of recipe because the next-day leftovers are awesome!

    Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

    Shrimp and kielbasa sausage are cooked with rice, tomatoes, peppers, onions and spices.

    Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

    Jambalaya has French and Spanish roots.  It’s a dish that originates from the French quarter of New Orleans.  This version is more of a Creole (red) style of jambalaya with the addition of tomato.

    Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

    Surprise your family with a new dinner recipe!

    Shrimp Jambalaya

    Yield: 4 servings (2 cups per serving)

    Prep Time:25 minutes

    Cook Time:30 minutes

    Ingredients:
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
    • 1 cup water
    • One 15-ounce can low-salt chicken broth
    • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 pound medium-sized shrimp, peeled
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    Directions:
    1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-heat. Add kielbasa, onion and bell pepper; sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add rice; sauté 2 minutes. Add salt and next 3 ingredients; sauté 1 minute.
    2. Add water, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
    3. Stir in shrimp and hot sauce; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; stir in parsley.
    Nutrition:
    • 8 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving of 2 cups
    • This recipe can be made gluten-free: just be sure that your ingredients are all GF.
    SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Cooking Light)

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