Gluten Free Products
Zatarain’s Gluten-Free Jambalaya
I love it when I find out products are gluten-free.
I experienced that loving feeling this week when I was asked to participate in the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness sponsored Zatarain’s Gluten-Free Campaign. After being ”assigned” the Jambalaya Maque Choux recipe, I was immediately excited since I had not eaten this spicy, soul food in I don’t know how long.
The recipe is actually quite easy too, and that’s saying a lot coming from me! What do you need? You can find the ingredient list below, or visit the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website.
Zatarain’s Jambalaya Maque Choux
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/2 lb. gluten-free Andouille sausage, cut into 1/4 in. slices
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (my vegetable drawer only had yellow bell pepper)
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 package Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix
- 1 cup frozen corn
The first thing you have to do is heat up the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add your sliced sausage in and cook it on up for about 2 minutes. Then, add your celery, bell pepper and onion, stir for about 3 minutes or until the sausage is browned and the veggies begin to soften.
Next, you stir in the water, tomatoes and Rice Mix, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and take a seat while your skillet of awesomeness simmers for 20 minutes. Then, you stir in the corn and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender.
Remove the skillet from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes (even though the wonderful smell will make you want to dig right in). After you’ve counted down each and every second, fluff your jambalaya up and begin serving.
The above recipe should serve 6 people (or if you eat as much as I do, maybe you should split that number in half).
So what did I think of this jambalaya? AWESOME. My stepdad (who helped me cook it of course) loved this gluten-free jambalaya too, and he loves his gluten more than the next guy!
You all know I like my fair share of spicy hot flavor, and I sure did get it with this recipe. I haven’t had jambalaya in a very long time because 1) it’s not something you can get too often up in the buckeye state, and 2) I would seem skeptical of a restaurant having a gluten-free version with all of the spices involved. SO, that’s why it is even better that Zatarain’s offers Celiac’s and those with Gluten Sensitivity a chance to enjoy some Louisiana lovin!
Mmm, mmmm, GOOD!
You can even make the recipe a bit healthier and substitute the sausage with turkey sausage, etc…but I chose to not care about calories and go hog-wild (literally).
For more information on Celiac Disease, and to help spread Celiac Awareness, visit the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. You can also find Zatarain’s full list of gluten-free products on their website!
Enjoy jazzin’ it up with Zatarain’s!