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Rice Cooker Jambalaya–Recipe

09/03/2011

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My rice cooker is a lifesaver. On busy days I enjoy throwing ingredients in and seeing what awaits when the lid is opened.  It’s always more than brown rice and quinoa.  My two favorites are steel cut oats and jambalaya.

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Kindergarten through second grade – or at least the first third of it Winking smile – I lived in Louisiana…if you remember my accent vlog I say Lou-see-ana as a relic of my time .  Jambalaya is sport in the south.  Spicy, ricey and fabulous.

However traditional jambalaya is full of seafood and sausage.  Big no-no’s for me and I definitely don’t have all day to cook this wonder food.
This version is a veggie jambalaya easily set up in the rice cooker before work and ready to eat when I walk in the door.  This meal is perfect because I always have the ingredients in my pantry/freezer.

Rice Cooker Jambalaya

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Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (or made from scratch)
  • 1 can diced chilies
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 peppers– I like color but green works fine.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 1/4 cups brown rice
  • 2 bouillon cubes – I used gluten free veggie
  • 12 oz. water (If you substitute broth, eliminate the bouillon cubes)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

Chop peppers and onion to same size pieces.  IMG_7158Add all ingredients to rice cooker.  IMG_7161

Set timer and go.

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Open lid and enjoy!

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Do you use your rice cooker for more than rice?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. actorsdiet permalink
    09/03/2011 12:11 PM

    brilliant. though my rice cooker doesn’t have a timer!

  2. 10/03/2011 1:00 AM

    I have a rice cooker that I rarely use- this would be great!

    • 10/03/2011 1:13 PM

      I felt guilty asking for a rice cooker on our wedding registry…so I had to learn ways to use it for more than rice. 🙂 Good Luck!

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