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Weeknight Recipe: Jambalaya from “The Cooking Mom”

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(WXOW) – The school year schedule fills up quick and home cooking healthy meals tends to take the back burner. Nationally-known blogger Amy Hanten, known as The Cooking Mom, showcases a recipe for a weeknight rescue.

Hanten said she’s on a mission to bring back the family dinner and make it easy to do so. For that, she suggests packing meals with prepared items to make cooking and clean-up a breeze.

Here’s her recipe for a Cajun classic, Weeknight Jambalaya:

1 pouch Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (Original Long Grain)
1 link Johnsonville® Andouille Sausage
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 rib celery, diced
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 oz.) can chopped tomatoes, drained

Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Add onion, pepper, celery and Cajun seasoning and sauté until onions are soft and brown. While vegetables cook, heat rice in microwave according to package instructions. Add garlic and sausage to vegetables and cook until sausage has browned. Add rice and canned tomatoes. Cook until heated thoroughly and mix until all ingredients are combined.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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