Its a very very exciting day for me. I finally got my driver's license!! in my third effort. So it feels super great. So much so, that I don't feel like spending a lot of time writing :) Which is fine. Since last weekend I got to make Jambalaya from a recipe book. Now Jambalaya hold a special..special place in my heart. You have to hear the reason. In my first two years of grad school I used to stay on campus-- in graduate dorms. Tha included an exorbitant and complicated meal plan. 5 meals a week @ 11$ for healthy but terrible tasting food. Except two. A vietnamese noodle soup that was served everyday. And an exquisite Jambalaya on Friday lunch time. I would skip one lunch so that I could stock up on that jambalaya for the weekend.
I have never had any jambalaya that was ever that good.
And this one I don't even presume to replicate. However, its worth a try to get some form of it done. So I used Rachel Ray's Recipe,' Everything Jambalaya'. It turned out fine without the worchester sauce. I used tabasco instead. Also, I made up my own poultry seasoning by mixing sage and Thyme.
Just a small tip. I figured it is best to add the cooked rice to the sauce before taking the sauce off the oven. Mix in everything and then take the whole jambalaya out off the stove. Will work better. It tasted fine. But can't match my standards which were set as a hungry student in cold cambridge dorm life :)
Happy eating and healthy living