This jambalaya recipe is a super simple take on a New Orleans favorite with enough flavor to jazz up even the dullest Monday. Garlic, onion, and hot sauce bring the jambalaya to life, but it’s the brown rice that grounds this dish. Brown rice is also a good source of the B vitamins thiamin, niacin, and B6 to jumpstart your week.
Easy Jambalaya (Serves 4)
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- ½ Cup Onion, chopped coarsely
- ¹/³ Cup Green Bell Pepper, chopped
- ¹/³ Cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- 2 Cloves Fresh garlic, minced
- 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- ¾ Cup Cooked brown rice
- ½ Cup Ketchup
- ½ Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 Pound Shrimp, shelled & deveined
- Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat for about a minute. Add the garlic, onion, and pepper and cook until the pepper is tender.
- Stir in broth, rice, ketchup, and hot sauce. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and parsley and cook uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until shrimp are tender.
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving) Calories: 220 Fat: 6g Sodium: 570mg
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.