Turkey Sausage Jambalaya

If you’re feelin’ a little adventerous, I hope you’ll try this out! A Cajun-inspired one-pot wonder, I think you’ll enjoy this flavorful and creamy dish! The use of brown-rice and turkey sausage makes the dish leaner and adds fiber, so you’re sure to be content. I hope this will satisfy your craving for some spicy cajun comfort food!

Turkey Sausage Jambalaya

Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 13 oz. turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown long-grain rice
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-heat.
  2. Add the sausage in a single layer and brown for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  3. Next add the peppers, onions and jalapeno and saute for about 4 minutes until the vegetables are browned.
  4. Next throw in the tomatoes and spices and stir until well combined.
  5. Lastly mix in the rice and chicken broth and bring everything to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and bring the mixture down to a simmer.
  7. Cover and allow to simmer for about 1 hour, until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. (Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves!)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: about 2 cups
  • Calories: 390
  • Fat: 11g
  • –Saturated: 3g
  • –Polyunsaturated: 1g
  • –Monounsaturated: 3g
  • –Trans: 0g
  • Sodium: 1300mg
  • Potassium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Vitamin A: 25%
  • Vitamin C: 103%
  • Calcium: 12%
  • Iron: 14%

* This recipe was adapted from The Wanderlust Kitchen, at http://thewanderlustkitchen.com/one-pot-spicy-southern-sausage-rice/.