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1 cup long-grain rice
1 Tbs oil or butter
2 thick rashers streaky bacon, rind removed and cut into strips
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 sticks celery, sliced
1 to 2 cups boiling chicken stock
1 large green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 cup drained canned tomatoes, flip out seeds and chop coarsely
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp tabasco sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbs finely chopped parsley
500g medium green prawns, shelled and deveined

Rinse rice in a sieve under cold running water until water runs
clear. Drain well. Fry bacon in a large, flameproof casserole
until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add oil
or butter to bacon fat in pan and gently cook onion and garlic
until soft, but not brown. Add celery and green pepper and cook
about 3 mins. or until slightly wilted. Add rice and cook stirring
frequently, about 5 mins. or until the rice becomes translucent.
Add 1= cups boiling stock with tomatoes. thyme, tabasco and bacon.

Bring to the boil and stir once, then, cover tightly and place in
a preheated mod. hot oven 180C. Cook 10 mins.(or cook on top of
stove). Add prawns, pushing them down beneath the surface. Cover
again and cook a further 10-15 mins or until rice is tender and
liquid is absorbed.

Check once or twice during this time and if the rice appears dry,
add a few more spoonfuls of boiling stock. Add parsley and fork
through. Serve Jambalaya from the casserole or pile it on a large
heated serving dish. Serves 6.


Chicken Jambalaya:- Follow recipe from the shrimp but substitute
3 chicken fillets (skinned,boned half-breast), each cut crossways
in half and sauteed 5 mins in a little butter.

Seafood Jambalaya:- Follow recipe for shrimp but use fresh mussels
or clams in their shells or both as well as the shrimp (Prawns).


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Yummy Jambalaya, June 17, 2005 - 11:46 PM
Reviewer: Maria from Berwick, VIC AUS
First try was a success!!! It is so easy to prepare and you are assured of a yummy dish. I tried this using marinara mix and it came out really delicious as well!

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