Joanne Gould | Contributing Writer | Monday, 20 July 2015

How To Make A Healthy Weeknight Microwave Jambalaya In 3 Minutes Flat

How To Make A Healthy Weeknight Microwave Jambalaya In 3 Minutes Flat

The Debrief: Not all microwave meals have to be unhealthy, unsatisfying trays of doom

Jambalaya is a Spanish and French-inspired Creole dish of rice, shrimp and sausage quite literally ‘jumbled’ together. Traditionally it takes a couple of hours to cook, with the flavours of the veg, spices and seafood all coming together to create an amazingly aromatic one-pot rice dish. But, after a hard day at the coalface, who can really be faffed to wait hours for dinner? Not us. Chuck it all in a microwave instead, and marvel at how something can be at once quick, healthy and really, really, really tasty.

Microwave Jambalaya

You will need (serves one):

How To Make A Healthy Weeknight Microwave Jambalaya In 3 Minutes Flat
  • ½ pack microwaveable rice
  • ½ small can sweetcorn
  • Small can tomatoes 
  • Small handful cooked prawns
  • Heaped tbsp onion, carrot and celery mix
  • 1 roasted pepper
  • Some cooked chicken (I used one thigh)
  • Handful sliced spicy chorizo 
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch fresh thyme
  • Pinch fresh parsley

What to do

1.  Mix the paprika, tomatoes, chorizo, celery mix and garlic together in a microwaveable bowl. Cover and microwave for one minute.

How To Make A Healthy Weeknight Microwave Jambalaya In 3 Minutes Flat

2.  Add everything else except for the parsley – it doesn’t matter in what order – stir very well and microwave for a further two minutes. 

How To Make A Healthy Weeknight Microwave Jambalaya In 3 Minutes Flat

3.  Leave to stand, adjust seasoning and sprinkle the parsley over the top. 
4.  Eat.

 

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