VEGAN JAMBALAYA

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This vegan jambalaya with beans and vegetables is the ultimate comfort food from the South! It’s super easy to make, so delicious, and packed with nutrients!

Jambalaya is a popular rice dish from the Southeast of the United States, especially Louisiana. It commonly includes rice, vegetables, some kind of meat or sausage, and sometimes also seafood. Jambalaya usually consists of seasoned rice, vegetables, and meat. The traditional recipes call for some kind of sausage, mostly andouille. It’s often paired with other kinds of meat or even seafood such as shrimp or crawfish.

The most popular vegetables for jambalaya are celery, green bell pepper, tomatoes as well as onions and garlic. Some recipes also call for carrots. For a vegan version, you can also use tofu instead of the meat or a vegan andouille sausage like I did.

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 vegan andouille sausages, roughly chopped (you could also use vegan Italian or Mexican sausages instead)
  • 3 cups leftover cooked parboiled rice (=1.5 cups uncooked rice)
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) kidney beans, drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • salt, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 2 green onions, cut into rings
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, heat some oil and sauté the red onion for about 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Then add the bell pepper, the celery, and the vegan sausage. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cooked rice, the kidney beans, the crushed tomatoes, the spices, the soy sauce, and the Tabasco and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and cayenne pepper and stir in the green onions and the chopped parsley.

Recipe Source : VEGAN JAMBALAYA WITH BEANS @ veganheaven

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