Vegetarian Jambalaya is a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for a comforting meal. Jambalaya is a traditional Creole dish that typically includes meat, seafood, and vegetables. This vegetarian version replaces the meat with plant-based protein sources like beans and tempeh.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup cooked black beans
- 1 cup cooked kidney beans
- 1 cup tempeh, crumbled
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic, and sauté until softened.
- Stir in the cajun seasoning, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
- Add the uncooked rice and stir to coat with the vegetables and spices.
- Pour in the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, and beans.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 18-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
- Stir in the crumbled tempeh and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and serve.
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