A simple one-pot Cajun dish using leftover ham. I usually add more spices to this as we like it spicier, but this version works well with kids and those that don't like it as spicy.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large onions, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
- 2 cups ham, diced
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 3⁄4 cup long-grain white rice
- Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add onions, bell peppers and garlic; saute until beginning to soften, about 10 minutes.
- Mix in tomatoes with their juices, ham, wine, thyme, basil, paprika, and cayenne pepper;.
- bring to boil.
- Gradually stir in rice; cover pot.
- Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until rice is tender and most liquids are absorbed, about 25 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Yummy cold weather comfort food, and a great use for leftover ham. Easy and quick to put together, and leftovers freeze well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Delicious! Loved making something new with ingredients I had on hand. DH loved it and asked for seconds! Thanks so much.
this was very good although I did do a few amount adjustments, we like extreme spice, I omitted the cayenne and I added in about 1 tablespoon crushed chili flakes with the onion, peppers and garlic and also added in one fresh jalapeno pepper, I increased the fresh garlic to 3 tablespoons and increased the ham amount, thanks for sharing this lazyme, this will be enjoyed for Super Bowl Sunday!