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Andouille Sausage Power Bowl

Preparation Time
10 min
Cooking Time
20-25 mins
Servings
4

Whether it’s a New Years Resolution or just an intentional shift towards healthy choices, January often comes with renewed energy for eating well. Jen Shrubsole of @Naturally.Nu helps us stay on track with this tasty and nourishing power bowl featuring Grimm’s Andouille Sausage. This bowl is easy to make and filled with protein and fibre. Happy January everyone!

GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | PLANT-FORWARD

Ingredients

Red Beans and Andouille Sausage

  • 2 to 3 tsp (10 to 15 mL) Avocado Oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 to 4 links of 1 package (300 g) of Grimm’s Andouille Sausage, sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 1⅓ cup (320 mL of 1 (14 fl oz, 398 mL) can of small red beans
  • 1 cup (240 mL) no salt added chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Wild Rice

  • 1 cup (240 mL) dry wild rice
  • 1¾ cups (420 mL) no salt added chicken broth

Toppings

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped and seeded
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped and seeded
  • 1 cup (240 mL) cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 4 cups (960 mL) mixed leafy greens
  • 1 (10 oz, 280 g) package of grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup (120 mL) pecans, whole and chopped

Preparation

Red Beans and Andouille Sausage

  1. Pour oil into a large saucepan and warm over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until onions start to become translucent. Add garlic on top of onions and allow to simmer for about 1 minute.
  2. Add Andouille Sausage to the onion mixture. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Flip sausage over and cook for another 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Stir together tomato paste and Cajun seasoning for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Combine red beans and chicken stock with the tomato paste. Add bay leaf (if using) and stir into bean mixture. 
  5. Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Using a ladle, scoop out about ½ cup (120 mL) of red bean mixture and blend in a small food processor. Re-add to the sauce to help thicken.
  6. Stir in Andouille Sausage into the bean mixture.

Wild Rice

  1. Rinse wild rice in a fine sieve with cold water.
  2. Combine rice and water in a rice cooker. Press cook.
  3. If cooked rice is crunchy, add 1 to 2 Tbsp water and cook for a few minutes longer if needed.

Toppings

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Toss bell peppers, cauliflower, broccolini, oil, and Cajun seasoning in a large bowl.
  3. On a large baking sheet, roast for about 20 minutes or until vegetables become tender.

Assembly

  1. Fill the bottom of each of the four bowls with mixed greens. 
  2. Top with Andouille Sausage bean mixture, roasted vegetables, and rice. 
  3. Add grape tomatoes and pecans if using. 

Serve immediately and enjoy.