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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

West Coast Jambalaya with Uncle Ben's Basmati Rice

By: Miriam Borys

Yield:  6 - 8 servings
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chicken thighs - cut into chunks
3 hot italian sausages
1 cup celery
1 onion
1 can anchovy fillets with oil
3 garlic cloves - diced
1 Serrano pepper - diced small
1 cup bell peppers - red and yellow
1 large tomato - large chunks
1 cup Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice
1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz.)
2 cups chicken stock
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
¼ teaspoon roasted coriander
Dash hot sauce
Salt & pepper to taste

Save the following for the very end:
3 green onions - diced
1 cup prawns (peeled & deveined) optional but so tasty
1 Cilantro ( I used one bunch)
In a large dutch oven (this dish requires only one dish) heat pan first. Add oil, chicken and sausage and cook until ½ cooked.
Add celery, onions, anchovies, garlic, peppers and seasonings. Sauté until onions are transparent.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook until rice is tender. This takes approximately 15 minutes.
Add prawns, green onions & cilantro and cook for 2 minutes more. Serve hot.

Chef Miriam Borys, B.Ed., MA.
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at the start of the cooking session

finished product after cilantro, prawns & green onions


  1. hi

    u can make vegetable basmati rice easily

  2. Absolutely delicious basmati rice,classic recipe..looks divine.