Happy Valentine’s Day! Sit down to a helpin’ of rich and bold flavors with this jambalaya made with hearty farro and succulent shrimp by Food Fanatic. Each serving of jambalaya gets you a nutritionally complete meal with whole grains, veggies and lean protein. (Hint hint: Pair it with wine for an impressive Valentine’s Day home-cooked meal that will score you points and re-heatable leftovers!)
Ingredients for servings
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion chopped
5 stalks celery chopped
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup uncooked farro
2 bay leaves
1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
13 ounces strained tomatoes or tomato puree
3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 can cannellini beans (15 ounce), thoroughly drained and rinsed
30 uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
freshly ground black pepper (optional)
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, deep sauté pan over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, celery, bell pepper, farro, bay leaves, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and strained tomatoes. Stir until well combined, and season with salt and pepper.
Add the vegetable broth, stir until combined, and bring to a boil.
When broth begins to boil, reduce to a light simmer, cover, and cook, stirring frequently.
When most of the broth is reduced down and vegetables and farro are nearly tender, after about 15-17 minutes, add the white beans and shrimp.
Stir until well combined, and season with salt and pepper. When the shrimp are cooked through, after about 5 minutes, serve.