Meatless Mondays: Vegan Jambalaya

Hey my friends 👋🏼

For those of you that know me, you know that I don’t eat rice.  I actually despise it.  I always get asked the question, “How can you be an island girl and don’t eat rice?”

Well let me say this, I might not eat rice, but one of my popular vegan dishes is the jambalaya.  I personally can’t brag to you about how delicious it is, but my guests can definitely attest to it.

As we know, traditional jambalaya includes sausage, chicken and shrimp.  Obviously for the vegan version, we technically will not include the traditional meats.  Technically??? Just follow along…

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Beyond hot sausage
  • 3/4 cup of onions diced
  • 3/4 cup peppers diced
  • 1 cup of long grain rice
  • 1/2 Firm tofu cut into cubes
  • 1 packet of Creole seasoning or 2 tbsp of old bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth

Slice all of the sausage. Turn on your frying pan to medium and add a little extra virgin olive oil. Put half of the sausage in the pan with 1/4 cup of the diced onion and 1/4 cup of the pepper. Sauté…

While the sausage is cooking, fill the pot with the vegetable broth and the extra virgin olive oil. Add the rice, the remaining sausage, peppers and onions. Now add the sliced tofu and seasoning. Mix the ingredients, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20-25 mins or until the liquid is absorbed. Make sure you stir occasionally so the rice doesn’t begin to stick.

Once you plate the jambalaya, top it off with the sausage, onion and peppers that you sautéed. Enjoy 😋

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