It is time for this month’s Movie Monday challenge and we are gearing up for Mother’s Day by focusing on mom. More specifically, we’re creating projects and recipes from our moms’ favorite movies. For me, that means creating something for Undercover Blues and this freezer-friendly easy jambalaya is just the thing.
If you haven’t seen this movie, get ready to laugh your pants off. It is hilarious. The movie follows 2 spies on maternity leave in New Orleans. They get talked into doing one more mission and hilarity ensues.
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Nothing beats the deliciousness of the dish straight from the bayou, this freezer-friendly easy jambalaya is a fantastic way to get your NOLA fix! Click To Tweet
Of course, with the movie taking place in New Orleans there are a ton of fun options for what to create. I have actually been there and while I loved everything, I especially fell in love with the food. It is amazing being at the Jazz Festival just walking around with jambalaya and freshly cooked crawfish. (Couldn’t bring myself to suck out all of the insides though… eek.)
While nothing beats the deliciousness of the real thing straight from the bayou, this freezer-friendly easy jambalaya is a fantastic way to get your NOLA fix. This recipe makes 2 batches so when you make it, immediately cut it in half and freeze the second batch for another dinner.
When you’re ready to eat the frozen batch, pull it out to defrost the night before. Then simply warm it up on the stove over medium-low heat. Done!
- 3 tbs Cajun seasoning (more if you like more kick)
- 2 bags of onion and pepper blend
- 1 cup of margarine or butter
- 2 cups of uncooked rice (prepared according to package directions)
- 2 packages of smoked sausage
First, cook your rice according to the package directions. I love yellow rice for this dish but minute rice works just fine too.
While your rice is cooking, slice your smoked sausage into discs and cook with frozen onion and pepper blend in a large pot over medium-high heat until cooked through.
Next, turn heat to medium-low and add your butter to the pot of sausage, peppers, and onions. Stir until melted.
Then add your cooked rice to the pot and mix well.
Lastly, stir in your Cajun season and simmer for 5-10 minutes to let the flavors incorporate.
- When I’m not making this for the kids, I add more Cajun seasoning because I like the extra bite. It gets spicy really quickly so be careful, and taste after each addition to avoid adding too much.
We usually serve this delicious freezer-friendly easy jambalaya with cornbread muffins for a hearty meal. The kids don’t even fight us on the peppers (which is miraculous). This will easily become a new dinner staple for your family and you get 2 meals in one!
Don’t forget to snag your copy of Undercover Blues now. Pop it in the DVD player for a hilarious night full of fun and laughter! Now it’s time to see what my friends are creating. Find out what Mom’s favorite movie is and how we created with them at the links below!
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