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Creole Jambalaya

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 1 hr
Yield

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 cups cubed cooked ham (1 pound)
  • 1 pound Cajun-flavored or smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • Garnishes: fresh parsley sprig, chopped fresh parsley

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; sauté until tender. Add ham, sausage, and next 4 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

  2. Stir in rice, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes over low heat. Garnish, if desired.