I decided that it was time to christen my Le Creuset casserole dish that my parents bought me. It seemed only fair to use it with my parents. They have both recently discovered that they like chorizo so a jambalaya seemed like a good idea. My Grandma had also given me a Cath Kidston spatula so I used it for the first time as well.
The first step was to make the seasoning, substituting garlic and onion powder for garlic and onion sea salt as those were in the cupboards.
Chop all the ingredients.
Heat the oil, with some onions, add the seasoning, vegetables and chicken.
Then add the rice.
Follow with the can of chopped tomatoes and chicken stock.
I also added some peas to add some more colour to the dish.
WARNING – do not leave the pot to simmer, stir every 4-5 minutes or the rice will stick. Treat the jambalaya like a risotto. It is fair to say the dish was definitely christened/burned.
A delicious meal! Would taste great with prawns, crayfish, mushrooms.