129 Fewer Calories
6 g Less Fat
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
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.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
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
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
doris in The Secret Garden on May 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm
I love reading about your family and seeing your pictures. I respect the fact that you are teaching your son's family values because so much of that seems to be going by the wayside anymore..maybe someday we will meet and by that time your son's may even have their own cooking show.lol..wishing you lots and lots of love from this country girl's kitchen to Brooke Deen's kitchen of love.
Linda Miller in The Makings for a Perfect Father’s Day on May 19, 2013 at 11:44 am
Love this idea. I want to do this for my sister n law for the new addition of the family. What a wonderful way to celebrate a new baby in the family.
Kimberly McKinney in How to Host a Sip and See on May 19, 2013 at 10:54 am
I love Orchids but fine it hard to kept alive for very long. I love the way you display
Syndie Reynolds in Paula’s Love of Orchids on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm