The Deen Bros. Lighter Jambalaya

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By Jaime and Bobby Deen

129 Fewer Calories
6 g Less Fat

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces fully-cooked smoked Andouille chicken sausage links, sliced (about 2 links)
1 cup brown rice
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 pound peeled deveined medium shrimp
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:
Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat, until the vegetables are very tender, about 8 minutes. Add the sausage and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Add the rice and cook, stirring, until the rice is well coated. Add the broth, tomatoes, and ground red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender, 35 – 40 minutes.

Add the shrimp and thyme and cook, stirring, until the shrimp just begins to turn opaque, 3- 5 minutes.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Per Serving: 263 Cal; 20 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 33 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 61 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 1072 mg Sodium; 77 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Jambalaya
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Original nutrition:
392 Cal; 23 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 5 g Mono Fat; 47 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 65 mg Calcium; 5 mg Iron; 796 mg Sodium; 126 mg Cholesterol

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54321

I love you paula dean I think your the best cook out their ,and hope and pray everything works out for ya .love your dishes also .

By coleen on July 11, 2013

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I made this for my family this past Sunday. It was the first time I had ever made Jambalaya. It was a huge hit! My husband and son begged that I make this ever week. Not sure about making it that often but I will be making this again soon and often. Thank you Bobby! You did a wonderful job with this one grin

By KimKirk47 on February 19, 2013

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I love Paula Deen. Maybe someday I go to Savanna, Georgia and check her out. I watch her show everyday. Her boys are great cooks too. She taught them well. God Bless to you and your family.

By RUTH PLENCNER on February 15, 2013

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