Chef John’s Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Chef John's Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Chef John’s Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

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Recipe By:Chef John
“While true jambalaya is really more of a thicker rice stew than a soup, it’s one of those dishes that more stock can be added to easily make it into a soup recipe. Serve garnished with green onion.”

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place butter and sausage in a large stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes until sausage begins to brown.
  2. Stir in paprika, cumin and cayenne; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir tomatoes, onions, celery, green pepper, green onions, salt, and bay leaf into sausage mixture.
  4. Add brown rice and stir to combine. Stir in chicken stock and turn heat to low. Cover and cook for until rice is just tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir in shrimp, replace lid and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
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