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)
(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.