Eat, Drink, And Be Vegan Jumble-aya

November 12, 2010 by Keri

It’s simply been too long since I’ve cracked open my copy of Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan.  I don’t know how that pretty spring green book got pushed to the bottom of the pile, but it certainly doesn’t belong there!  When I pulled it out this week, I was doing my weekly meal planning, looking for a couple quick busy-night meals.  Enter Brown Rice Jumble-aya (page 123).  This dish takes little more effort than “throw it all in the pot and let it cook while you get other things done”.  Now, I will say, it takes double the time to cook this dish if you accidentally knock your burner to “off” rather than “low”, but hey, maybe that’s just me.  I swear my low and off are a needle tip’s distance apart!

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I love this recipe!  Jambalaya has long been a dish of controversy in our house, not so much over the dish itself, but how it’s pronounced.  When we were first dating, my husband’s mom brought him containers of  jambalaya, and when he offered me some all I could say was, “You say it weird.”  I won’t even mention who says it how, but let me know how you pronounce it or how it’s properly pronounced in the comments!  I’m sure there will be a lot of “I told you so”s either way.  Anyway, Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan‘s “jumble-aya” is just the way I like it: hearty and spicy.  Leftovers of this dish area always better, no matter the recipe, because the flavors have had some time to mingle in the refrigerator.

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Do you have any word-pronunciation disagreements in your home? What about disagreements over “the right way” to make a dish?

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  1. Jambalaya! YUM!! Looks so good. Hmm. I think I pronounce it Jum-Buh-Lie-Ya. My hubz pronounces it the same way (I just tested him…I drive him nuts….grin)

  2. YUM! I haven’t used that cookbook in awhile either and now you have inspired me. Must cook more this weekend.

  3. ya wanna know what drives me crazy? my husband says bag-el instead of bay-gel. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! what in the world is a bag-el???

  4. brian says:

    this looks great,.. but like everything lately, i would probably throw field roast sausage in there too 🙂

  5. Dianne says:

    My stove likes to turn off on me if I turn the flame too low. In NOLA they called it jahm-ba-LAI-uh, I never thought to call it anything else!

  6. Louzilla says:

    What Dianne said – jahm-ba-LAI-uh, I’ve never heard it any other way. My dad gets it from the Jamaican stand at our huge music festival every summer, and pregan I used to love eating a bite or three of his!