Cooking with Mom
At an early age I learned to cook from my Mom. I hung around the kitchen and picked up tips and tricks.
My Mom never uses a recipe unless she is baking. It’s all about a pinch of this and adjusting a recipe as she cooks.
I once called for a recipe for jambalaya – she said when the liquid reaches the 2nd screw you add your cups of rice. Add a lid and let cook.
So lesson learned and I had to figure it out myself. But I did learn to use the same pot each time I cook jambalaya and how much rice to liquid in the pot I use.
So when you see my recipes here on my site some of them may not have exact measurements. That’s just the way I learned to cook from Mom. Lisa
1 1/2 cup chicken /cubed
1/2 c sausage /cubed
1 onion /diced
1 rib celery / diced
1/2 c bell pepper
clove of chopped garlic
can of Tomatoes
3 cups of raw rice
6 cups water
Brown chicken and sausage in oil. Add vegetables and brown. Add can of tomatoes with liquid and cook until tomatoes fall apart. Add rice and liquid . Season to taste, Cover on low heat until rice is cooked -about 1 hour.
*Jambalaya – is a mixture and can be made with meat or seafood cooked with rice. Remember you need double the liquid to rice -so adjust as needed.