You know the days that you’re so busy the planning of dinner takes a back seat? With thoughts somewhere in your head that you know you have a box of something that will be a quick fix? Today happened to be one of those days. Then low and behold I found that “quick fix” box, but to the irony I find I am missing the main ingredient. So, in comes the whole new idea.
Jambalaya with a Twist
1 pound hot sausage links
1 pound imitation crab meat-flaked
3 tsp. cumin
1 family pack chicken fried rice -2 seasoning and 2 rice pouches
2¾ c. Hot water
In a large skillet cook sausage to package directions. After sausage is fully cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. Add hot water, seasoning pack, cumin and rice. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and cover. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 20-25 minutes or until rice is completely cooked and water has absorbed. Stir occasionally. Slice sausage on a bias, and flake crab meat. In the last 5 minutes of cooking stir in sausage and crab meat. When done, rice will be tender, sausage and crab meat will be warmed through.