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Cajun Jambalaya

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Ham 1⁄4 Pound, cubed
  Minced green pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Thyme sprig 1
  Parsley sprigs 1 , minced
  Onion 1 , sliced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Shrimp 1 Pound, peeled
  Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato juice 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Uncooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat melt shortening, stir in next three ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes with constant stirring.
2. Add remaining ingredients except rice and let it boil.
3. Press rice into liquid, cover and simmer at 200 degrees F for 40 minutes.

SERVING
4. Serve hot with desired garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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