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Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This is the PERFECT solution when you want to go sight seeing for the day and still have a delicious meal nearly ready when you return.  The finishing touches are easy, and you will be able to put your feet up and enjoy a nice cocktail while you wait for it to finish.

This is my own recipe.  As written, the Nutritionl Information below will show it to be Low Calorie and High Protein.  You can make it even healthier by substituting a Chicken Cajun Sausage in place of the Andouille and switch your Chicken Broth to Low or No Sodium.  If you can’t find Cajun Seasoning you can make your own with Salt, Ground Cayenne, Black Pepper and Garlic Powder.

 

Ingredients

1 lb. Andouille Sausage Links (Cut into 1/3” slices)

1 Medium Onion Coarsely Chopped

3 Stalks Celery Chopped

1 Red Pepper Chopped

Cooking Spray

1 14 oz. can Diced Tomatoes with liquid

1 Can Red Kidney Beans (Drained and Rinsed)

2 Cups Chicken Broth

1 Cup Long Grain Brown Rice (Not instant)

1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning

 

Directions

  • Spray large skillet with cooking spray and brown sausage over medium high heat.
  • Remove sausage to Slow Cooker.
  • Add vegetables to pan with drippings.  Cook vegetables to crisp tender stage.
  • Transfer vegetables to slow cooker.
  • Scrape all remaining drippings and crusty pieces into Slow Cooker. (A lot of flavor is in there so don’t throw it away!)
  • Combine chicken broth, diced tomatoes and rice with other ingredients.
  • Stir in Cajun Seasoning
  • Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  (At low, liquid will not be completely absorbed into rice)
  • Add additional Cajun Seasoning if needed for your taste.
  • Add Kidney Beans
  • Turn Slow Cooker up to High and watch carefully until rice has absorbed most of the liquid.  Do not overcook.

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories       243.9

Total Fat      12.6 g

Saturated Fat        4.8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat        0.3 g

Monounsaturated Fat    0.4 g

 Cholesterol     51.2 mg

 Sodium   1,022.3 mg

Potassium   360.8 mg

Total Carbohydrate   15.8 g

Dietary Fiber   3.7 g

Sugars   0.9 g

Protein   18.2 g

Brown Sausage

Brown Sausage

Cook vegetables in pan drippings

Cook vegetables in pan drippings

Add sausage and cooked vegetables to Slow Cooker

Add sausage and cooked vegetables to Slow Cooker

Add Diced Tomatoes and Chicken Broth

Add Diced Tomatoes and Chicken Broth

Add Long Grain Brown Rice.

Add Long Grain Brown Rice.

Add additional Cajun Seasoning to taste.

Add additional Cajun Seasoning to taste.