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Veggie Jambalaya

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Cajun Jambalaya
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True jambalaya uses sausages, shrimp and chicken. This rich vegetarian Veggie Jambalaya recipe version uses beans to provide meaty texture and flavor - with no meat.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8


  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 15 oz. can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz. can red beans, rinsed and drained


In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onion, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and fennel seed.

Bring to a boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until rice is tender, stirring frequently.

Add beans and cover. Simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until well heated, stirring frequently. You can serve the recipe at this point.

Or, to freeze, cool casserole in refrigerator and ladle into plastic freezer containers. Seal and freeze. To reheat, place frozen jambalaya in saucepan and heat over very low heat, breaking up and stirring frequently, until hot.

Calories: 340
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 770 mg
Vitamin C: 30%

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 4 out of 5
Not enough spice!, Guest christa

This recipe is a great, freezer-friendly, veggie-friendly recipe, but it really needed more seasoning. There's not a lot of flavor to it. I added another 1-2 tbsp. of Creole season and it changed the recipe from just okay to delicious!! I also added a few links of spicy vegetarian sausage.. yum!

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