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“This was a recipe posted on one of the local News sites. It is so yummy! I have used chicken sausage and Andouille. I have never used the cheese listed in the recipe and I use a good louisiana hot sauce once I get it in my bowl. Here for safe keeping. Hope you all enjoy it too”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a wide, heavy-bottomed saute pan with a lid, or a soup pot, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add sausage and lightly brown, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove sausage and set aside.
  4. Add remailing oil to same pot and saute onion, celery, and red pepper over medium heat for 4 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and cook and additional minute.
  6. Stir in rice to coat with oil.
  7. Add water, tomatoes, thyme, and salt.
  8. Place kaleon top without mixing in, cover, and boil for 2 minutes.
  9. turn heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until rice is done (35-45 minutes for brown rice).
  10. Stir in reserved sausage and cheese (if using). Cover again for a minute to let cheese melt.
  11. Add your favorite hot sauce (I use Cayenne concoction).

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