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Jambalaya!

Defrost 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts and 4 thighs in the microwave. Cut into bite size pieces and saute in 3 Tbs. olive oil. Add 3 cut-up spicy smoked sausage and brown. Add 1 onion, 1 green pepper and a couple of stalks celery (I was out of celery, so I used celery salt instead of regular salt when seasoning). Cook for 5 minutes, then add a mixture of cayenne, white and black pepper, dried thyme, rubbed sage, salt, minced garlic and a couple of bay leaves. Add 1 cup tomato sauce, 2 cups chopped tomato, 3 cups raw brown rice and 6 cups chicken stock. Place in 350° oven and bake uncovered for 2 hours or until liquid is almost all absorbed and rice is tender. Stir and let rest 10 minutes. Delicious, and even better the next day.

I made this tonight for dinner and was pronounced the best husband ever.

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albear_garni
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
It's the brown rice that's killer for me! We've been off the *normal* stuff for a long time. I'm gonna try it (I want to be a best husband ever, too!)

Thanks, Jack!
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we eat brown rice pretty much exclusively now. I love the texture and the flavor, and the extra fiber doesn't hurt!
bearfuz
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar, and be gay-o!
pagerbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Me-oh my-ah!

Damn you for beating me to it!
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Not big on the crawfish pie, but I've made file gumbo before--still have a jar of file powder lying around.
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
I've also got about 20 versions of the song on my iPod. I remember in third grade my school had a talent show, and one of my 8-year-old classmates sang Jambalaya while she played the guitar. Her father was a local music celebrity, and I was impressed with her performance. Of course, the song is a two-chord wonder, so easy for a child (or me) to master.
fuzzygruf
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Great! Good job, Jack!
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Gary!! Great!!!
sunbeam_bears
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
Remember my best friend Dickie? Well you could replace that witch if you want. If you made this, or showed us how, you could be Best Friend.
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I think I can do this in my sleep, I've made it so many times. Next time we see you we'll whip up a batch.
jarlsberg71
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
sounds fantastic! Yum! Really love cooking with thighs, so juicy to work with and more dimensional than just the breasts. YUM Indeed!
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree--always been a thigh man. Love dark meat chicken, turkey, and duck which is pretty much all dark meat--yum-o.

Edited at 2009-07-20 03:44 pm (UTC)
jarlsberg71
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
I hope your Tum-O wasn't a rachel ray-ism. You probably had the saying firstist.
bearinslc
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
mmm this looks tasty and very simple.
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
It is--only take about 15 minutes to prep, then throw it in the oven and forget it. You could probably do it in a slow cooker too.

Edited at 2009-07-20 03:41 pm (UTC)
mrdreamjeans
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Love the icon!
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks--it's a sunbeam_bears original!
bugsinamber
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
You made this and didn't invite yr resident New Orleans native son?
qbear
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'll make it for you anytime! And double up the spices for your Louisiana palate! I have a pretty decent recipe for seafood gumbo too, from an old roommate who grew up in NO. We'll have a Cajun night...
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