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Baked Jambalaya

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Serve your family this baked jambalaya made using Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, bacon, ham and kielbasa to make a hearty dinner. Perfect if you love Cajun cuisine.

Ingredients

3
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/2
green bell pepper, chopped
3
green onions, sliced
1/2
lb cooked ham, diced (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
lb cooked kielbasa, halved lengthwise, sliced
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (14 oz) beef broth
1
cup water
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1
teaspoon dried Cajun seasoning
1 1/4
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan; drain on paper towel.
  • 2 To drippings in saucepan, add celery, bell pepper and onions; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Add ham, kielbasa, tomatoes, broth, water, thyme and Cajun seasoning; mix well. Heat to boiling. Stir in rice and cooked bacon. Pour mixture into baking dish. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir before serving. If desired, garnish with additional fresh thyme sprigs.

Expert Tips

To give this recipe the heartiness of true New Orleans jambalaya, add 8 ounces of cooked shrimp or diced chicken, or both.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1560mg
65%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
5g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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