Vegetable Jambalaya

Ingredients1 tablespoon oil1 Florida onion, chopped1 Florida green bell pepper, chopped1/2 cup celery, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced2 cups water1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, do not drain1 8-ounce can tomato sauce1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1 cup uncooked long grain rice1 15-ounce can butter beans, rinsed and drained1 15-ounce can red beans, rinsed and drainedPreparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, green bell pepper, celery and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
  3. Bring to a boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until rice is tender, stirring frequently.
  4. Add beans and cover. Simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until well heated, stirring frequently.

Yield4 to 6 Servings


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