Faux Jambalaya

1 Packet of Uncle Ben’s Microwave Ready Rice (8.8 oz)
1 12-oz can of Diced Tomatos
1 medium green pepper (diced)
2 Celery Stalks (diced)
3 large Button Mushrooms (sliced into sticks)
1 medium onion (diced)
1 Turkey Smoked Sausage (sliced on a bias into 1/8″ pieces)
1 bag of Raw Shrimp (12 to 16 oz)
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of Black Peppr
1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1/2 tablespoon of Chili Powder
(optional) 2 squirts of Frank’s Red Hot or Tabasco Sauce

In a medium saucepan, add the Onions. Sweat the onions on medium heat until translucent (about 3 to 5 minutes)
Add in the Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Celery, and Sausage. Continue to cook at Medium Heat for another 3 to 5 minutes. Stir about once each minute. Add the Salt and Pepper about half way.

Now add in the Shrimp. Continue to cook on Medium High until the shrimp turns pink.

Add in the diced tomatoes, chili power, cajun seasoning and the hot sauce. Stir to cover everything.

Allow this to heat for another 3 to 5 minutes at medium heat.

Presto. “faux” jambalya in about 30 minutes or less.

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