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Jambalaya
From: Krista Kayemtea

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • one medium onion, chopped
  • one red bell pepper, chopped
  • one green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes with liquid, cut up
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (ground red pepper)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2-3 (15.5 oz.) cans of various beans of your choice, drained and rinsed, ie: garbanzos, black beans, kidney beans
1. Heat oil in large skillet or pot w/ lid over medium-high heat.
Add veggies and garlic, cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes, or until crisp tender.

2. Stir in water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices.
Bring to boil; add rice. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer (about 45-50 minutes for brown rice, about 25-35 minutes for white rice) until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Stir occasionally during cooking time.

3. Gently stir in beans.
Simmer another 5 minutes or so, until thoroughly heated.

This makes a good quantity for a large family.
The results are pretty moist.
If you prefer it drier, you may want to add more rice or less liquid.