I had the opportunity to make one of my favorite dishes recently and it turned out quite delicious. It is of course my rendition of Jambalaya.  It is a fairly simple recipe, and it doesn't take all day to cook.
 Here is what you will need:
Three medium onions
One bell pepper
One package Polk's Cajun style smoked sausage (or any smoke sausage you like)
One cup of instant white rice
2 1/2 cups water
One heaping tbsp minced garlic
One tbsp butter
One tsp salt
One tsp black pepper
One tsp smoked paprika
One tsp garlic powder
One tsp cayenne
One tsp Cajun seasoning (can find in many grocery stores)
Optional: Sriracha, cayenne sauce and jalapeno sauce
One tbsp vegetable oil

Slice bell pepper in strips.
Cut up onions in slices.
Add onions and bell peppers to pot with vegetable oil.
Polk's Sausage

Saute onions and peppers for about five minutes on medium heat. After five minutes, add minced garlic. Saute for about another three minutes. Add your salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, and Cajun seasoning. Stir and cook for another two minutes.

Slice sausage into 1/8 of an inch pieces. Instead of cutting down cut at a 35 degree angle. Cook for another three minutes.

Add rice to pot. Cook two minutes before adding water.

Add water and butter. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

Uncover and stir. Allow to simmer uncovered for about five minutes.

Most of the liquid should be cooked out. 

I added jalapeno sauce, cayenne sauce, and some sriracha to mine. YUM!

It would be good to eat with some garlic toast, or just by itself.  Try it!

EDIT: Now for my secret weapon for this dish. I never in a million years would have thought of this on any given day, but this day it hit me. Would this go well on the dish? Well I tried it, and I was sold. What is the ingredient you may ask? Raisins. Yep. Raisins . It was delicious in the dish. Try it if you dare!

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