Mmhh… delicious. We saw this recipe and could only try it. And we love it!
The recipe is very easy to make and this vegan jambalaya is full of herbs and spices, a great mix of beans and jummy celery, peppers and toamto-y rice. Perfect for the whole family.
Thank you to http://www.cilantroandcitronella.com
1 onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced (or more if you like 😉 )
Half a green pepper, diced
Half a red pepper, diced
1 can (400 grams / 14 oz) crushed tomatoes
4 cups (1 litre) vegetable stock
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon smoky paprika
½ teaspoon dried cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Pepper, to taste
2 cups (400 grams) uncooked brown rice
3 cups (500 grams) mixed beans (I used chickpeas, white beans and kidney beans)
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
¼ cup (7 grams) fresh chopped parsley
1 green onion, chopped (optional)
- Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add a splash of water or a tablespoon of oil. Add the onion, and garlic and sauté until soft. Add the celery and peppers, and another splash of water if necessary, and sauté until just beginning to soften.
- Add the crushed tomato, vegetable stock, herbs, spices and sauces (except the salt) and rice. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Simmer gently until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed – 30 to 40 minutes. Keep an eye on it near the end of the cooking time and stir from time to time to prevent the rice from sticking.
- Once the rice is tender, stir in the beans and taste. Add salt if necessary. Give it a minute for the beans to heat then serve the jambalaya with fresh chopped parsley and green onion sprinkled on top and more Tabasco sauce on the side for those who like it really spicy.
You can try it also with Quiona (black or red one has needs also longer) or Bulgur, the cooking time can be different. Please follow the cooking time on the instructions.