Monday, July 1, 2013

Vegetarian Sausage and Chickpea Jambalaya


 First off..4 more days until we move!!! We are finally in the home stretch. I can see the light at the end of a very long tunnel and gosh is it looking good. We met with out mortage guy one last time and thanked him for all the help. I told him owning a home has been a dream of mine since I was little so this was a huge moment for me :) We drive by the house every single day and and we've noticed the house is being cleared out now..seeing that brings everything that much closer!

Last week I spotted a deal on vegetarian sausages and decided to pick up a few packages. I wouldn't normally buy them simply because they come 2 to a package and they aren't yippee on buy one get one free deals! Which by the way is something I didn't always see here. When I first moved here there was hardly any decent sales in the grocery stores and there wasn't a buy one get one free anywhere to be seen. However that has changed over the years and snapping up a bargain has finally come to The Netherlands!

Like most of my recipes, I spotted this on Foodgawker and couldn't wait to give it a try. Simply put, we loved it. It's an easy dish to put together,it's healthy,and packed with yummy delicious veggies. You can totally change the veggie sausages to chicken or beef if you like and add in or take away the vegetables that you and your family prefers.

The amount of spices was never listed so basically season to taste. I started with a teaspoon of each one and went from there. 

Vegetarian Sausage and Chickpea Jambalaya

1 cup Brown Rice..I used quick cooking
2 cups Vegetable Stock
1 tsp. Tomato Paste
3 Vegetarian Sausages
1/4 cup Chopped Sundried Tomatoes
1/2 cup Diced Celery
1 cup Sliced Mushrooms
1 cup Cooked Chickpeas
1 small Onion,Chopped
2-3 Minced Garlic Cloves
1 Lime
Paprika..season to taste
Chili Powder..season to taste
Ground Cumin..season to taste
Salt..season to taste

In a medium pot,combine the broth and tomatoe paste;bring to a boil,add the brown rice,cover, and simmer until cooked.

Meanwhile, in a frying pan,  add a small amount of oil and cook the sausages until heated through. Cut up the sausages and return to pan. Add the tomatoes,celery,mushrooms,chickpeas,onions and garlic. Stir to combine. Add the seasonings and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and cooked through.

Add the veggie mixture into the pot of rice and stir to combine. Add the juice of the lime,stir to combine and serve warm.

Yield: 4 servings
Source: Adventures In Being