Monday, 25 June 2012

Cajun Combo

I was actually looking for a rice salad recipe when I came across this one. I love all things cajun and one of my favourite meals is cajun chicken with rice and a tomato salad, simple. This although a departure from that and more like paella but without the spanich rice is delicious. Still having rice eaten cold texture problems so I reheated this too.

Cajun Combo (from WeightWatchers Book of Recipes)
(Serves 1)
(9 WW ProPoints per serving)

50g dried long grain rice
low fat cooking spray
1 celery stick sliced
3 spring onions, chopped
1/2 small green pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
15g chorizo sausage
1 tomato, chopped
50g cooked skinless, boneless chicke breast, chopped
50g large peeled cooked prawns
salt and pepper

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the rice for 12 mins until tender.

Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan or wok and lightly spray it with the cooking spray. Add the celery, spring onions, green pepper and garlic. Saute them for about 3 mins until softened.

Add the cajun seasoning, thyme, chorizo sausage, tomato and chicken. Cook gently, stirring occasionally for a further 5 mins.

Drain the rice thoroughly and then add it to the frying pan, stirring well to combine everything. Add the prawns and cook for another 2-3 mins, until they are heated through. Season and then serve.

1 comment:

  1. One trick I learned from a Cajun cookbook is to put about a teaspoon of white vinegar into the water you cook your rice in. That helps the grains stay separate and not mush together. It might help your issue with the texture of cold rice.