Craving Creole? This delicious and easy jambalaya recipe from Taste of Home has all the flavor you desire but without the meat! Try this low-fat, no-guilt dish for your Fat Tuesday Feast!
Courtesy of Taste of Home
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the green pepper, onion and celery; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer.
Add the water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil; stir in rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
Stir in beans; heat through.
1-1/3 cups equals 281 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 796 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 11 g protein.