Vegan Jambalaya

02 Aug 2021
Vegan Jambalaya

This recipe was developed for us by north London vegan chef, Tantrem De Bastet. You can see more of his recipes on his site at www.vegandebastet.com. Follow him on instagram: @vegantantrem.

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I do love a dish you can add pretty much any ingredient to and it will turn out great. This Jambalaya is the perfect blend of spices and veg that produces a hearty plate of tasty food for the whole family. The traditional version of this Creole dish is very meaty. I've used vegan sausages, mushrooms and seitan here instead, but you can use pretty much any veg from your veg bag. I've made it with pumpkin, squash, beans and peas before. 

 

Ingredients

 

1 Red Onion – chopped

1 Green Pepper – chopped 

2 Celery Sticks – chopped (feel free to leave out if you don't like celery)

2 Garlic Cloves – finely chopped 

2 Green Chillies – finely chopped

½ tsp Smoked Paprika

½ tsp Cayenne Powder

½ tsp All Spice

2 Plant based Sausages

2 King Oyster Mushrooms – sliced

100g Seitan ‘Chickun’ pieces

400g Chopped Tomatoes

250g Water

150g Rice – I prefer Long Grain for this.
 

Method

Heat a large pot or sauté pan on Medium to High with a little oil.

Brown the sausages and set aside.

Add 2 tsp oil to the pan and then add the onion, peppers and celery and sauté with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes until the onion and celery start to soften.

Add the garlic and chillies and sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant, then add the spices and cook for 3 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and mix to incorporate, then add the rice and stir in for 2 minutes then add the water and bring to the boil.

Slice the sausages into thick chunks and then add these, the mushroom and seitan and mix through.

Reduce heat to simmer and leave covered for 20 – 25 minutes.

Serve with Vegan Crème Fraiche or Sour Cream, Hot Sauce and chopped Parsley.

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