Turkey Jambalaya

I’ve made this about three times in the last month. It’s easy and tasty. I find if I double the red pepper, the kids only eat it once, and I get all the leftovers for lunches. Evil Dad.

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  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 2 cups fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can corn (summer crisp)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 6 ounces andouille sausage, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onions


  1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, saute 6 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in bell peppers and next 5 ingredients (paprika through black pepper) and saute 1 minute.
  3. Add rice, saute 1 minute.
  4. Stir in chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  5. Add corn.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Add turkey and sausage, cover and cook 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup).

Calories 249 (27% from fat); Fat 7.6 grams (sat 2.4g, mono 3.4 g, poly 1.3 g); Protein 17.3g; Carbs 27.4 g; Fiber 2.7g; Chol 42mg; Iron 2.7mg; Sodium 523mg; Calc 37mg

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8 thoughts on “Turkey Jambalaya

  1. Tim Elhajj says:

    Threaded comments are here!

  2. Tim Elhajj says:

    Conversations with myself!

  3. Gary Presley says:

    Back when the boys were young, I made something like that. I called it skillet chili, which involved dead cow instead of dead bird .

    I miss cooking. I like the idea that I am cutting up, shaping, and handling that which will become a meal.

    Belinda won’t eat if I cook, and I’m satisfied with beans, fruit, and (yes!) steamed Brussels sprouts. Oh, yeah: eggs, yogurt, and a bit of cheese.

    I’ve been laying low on NFICTION because I’ve been doing so much on book PR. I finally found a video of my Prairie Lights reading, and I’m going to get it up on YouTube.

    Which busy-ness had me neglecting to congratulate you for your BREVITY piece and the follow up on the BREVITY blog. Two thumbs up!

    Gary http://www.garypresley.com

  4. Tim Elhajj says:

    There are benefits to cooking the food that go beyond just eating it, I agree. I am just getting the hang of making stuff more complex than a grilled cheese. The kids seem to like it when I cook. It’s always nice to see people stretch themselves, I suppose.

    Thanks for the congratulations! I’m very pleased I got another story on Brevity and that I got to post on the blog this time.

    Good luck with the continued promotion of your book. I still haven’t posted my review, but it’s still coming, just delayed like everything else.

  5. Tim Elhajj says:

    If you use brown rice, you have to check the package to see if it needs more water or longer to cook.

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