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Becky Adams / Yoland Banks
Added: Saturday, October 31, 2009


1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. andouille sausage, diced large
4 (4 to 6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken thighs,
cut into chunks.
1 1/2 cups chopped spanish onions
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. paprika
1/2 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 bay leaves
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock
2 cups canned diced tomatoes
2 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
2 cups long-grain rice, uncooked
2 lbs. large uncooked shrimp,peeled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped scallions, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus additional for garnish
Kosher salt and ground black pepper

In a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the sausage and cook, stir occasionally, until the fat has rendered, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon, and transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and cook stir occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. With a slotted spoon, transfer to same paper towel with sausage.
To the same pan, add the onions, bell peppers and celery. Reduce the heat to medium and cook till veggies are soft, about 7 minutes.
Stir in the garlic, paprika, oregano, cayenne and bay leaves, and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Add the broth, tomatoes and Worchestershire sauce, and bring to a boil. Add the rice and reserved sausage and chicken to the pan. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary. Raise the heat to medium. Season the shrimp with salt, add it to the rice mixture and cook until the shrimp is just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the scallions and parsley and stir to combine.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 8 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About 40 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Shrimp are optional and can be eliminated, or reduce the 2 lbs. of shrimp to 1 lb. to make it more affordable.
I usually double the batch for a larger crowd, so start with a pretty big pan.




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