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Jambalaya

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Ingredients
  Eggplant 1 Medium, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  Salt To Taste
  Vegetarian sausages 14 Ounce (1 Can)
  Vegetable oil 6 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Green bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Tomatoes 4 Medium, peeled and quartered
  Tomato puree 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Dry oregano 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Hot pepper sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Vegetable bouillon cubes 3
  Uncooked brown rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

Place cubed eggplant on a plate and sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand at least 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut vegetarian sausages into thirds, reserving liquid from can. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a 6-quart pot and gently saute vegetarian sausages until browned. Remove to a large bowl.
Rinse eggplant cubes with water and pat dry with paper towels. Using the same pot, saute eggplant in remaining 4 tablespoons vegetable oil until browned. Spoon eggplant into bowl containing vegetarian sausages.
Saute onion, celery and green pepper in the pot until soft, adding more vegetable oil if necessary. Stir in last 10 ingredients and reserved liquid from the vegetarian sausages. Add eggplant and vegetarian sausages.
Bring to a boil, stir gently, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until rice is done. If needed, add more water toward the end of cooking period to prevent scorching. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Rice
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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