Take the goodness of a seafood boil and all the delicious flavors and turn it into a fried rice dish! While there may look like a lot of steps, this actually comes together pretty quickly and is a great option for a week night meal.
If you love a crawfish or seafood boil, but don't live in the south where those events happen all the time this is a great alternative to still enjoy the flavors.
Cook Time: 35-40 min
3 andouille sausage links
1 lb uncooked, peeled, deveined shrimp
1 lemon, quartered
3 tbsp salt
2 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion diced
1/2 bag of fire roasted sweet corn (frozen)
1 tbsp olive oil
green onions (optional for garnish)
Prep the ingredients:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown andouille sausage.
Once browned, add 1/2 cup water to skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook sausages for 8-10 minutes or until they reach an internal temp of 165 degrees. Remove the sausages from the skillet, and reserve the drippings.
While the sausage is cooking, add the boil seasoning bag, lemon, salt and garlic to a large pot with 3 quarts of water. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 10 minutes.
Take 2 cups of the boil liquid and add to a small pot with half of the andouille drippings. Bring the liquid back to a boil and add the rice. Stir, cover, and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
While the rice is cooking, add the shrimp to the boil water and let boil for 1 minute. Then turn off the heat and let the shrimp sit in the liquid for 15 minutes.
Once the shrimp is done remove from the water.
To make the fried rice:
In the pan with the remaining sausage drippings add the diced onion. Cook over medium-high heat until translucent.
Add in the corn and cook until hot.
Add in olive oil and the cooked rice. Stir to combine and then let cook and brown a little on the bottom of the pan.
Reduce heat to medium, then add in the sliced sausage links, and shrimp. Stir to combine and let cook through until hot. If needed you can add a bit more boil liquid for flavor after the rice is hot.
Serve with sliced green onions and top with Zapp's chips.