Jazz Fest Crawfish Rice Casserole
Another Jazz Fest Recipe that is sure to bring back the nostalgia of Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Any visitor to the New Orleans Jazz Fest has tasted some great cajun cooking, and this is one of the dishes that needs its recipe shared. The Jazz Fest Crawfish Rice Casserole is currently not being served any longer at Jazzfest, but we have decided to share this recipe which is as close to the real thing as possible. This casserole is easy to make, and visually, it makes a very attractive looking dish.
Crawfish Rice Casserole Ingredients
- ½ a cup of chopped bell pepper
- 1 cup of chopped onion
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup of chopped celery
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- 1 pound of drained crawfish tails
- 2 cups of cooked white rice
- a 10 ounce can of Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chiles (mild), drained
- 1 tablespoon of Creole Slap Ya Mama Seasoning (or salt and pepper to taste)
- 1 cup of cooked corn
- a 10 ounce can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Paprika for garnish
Jazz Fest Crawfish Rice Casserole Directions
- Use a large skillet to saute the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic in butter until wilted (generally takes about 10 minutes)
- Stir in the crawfish tails, tomatoes, and Slap Ya Mama Creole seasoning.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- In a large bowl combine the rice, mushroom soup, and corn.
- Stir this combination vigorously for about 3 minutes until completely blended.
- Then stir in the crawfish and sauteed vegetable mixture.
- Transfer to a lightly greased casserole dish.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes at 350ºF.
- Uncover and cover with cheese
- sprinkle with paprika for color.
- Bake, uncovered, for another 8 minutes, until bubbly and cheese has fully melted.
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This recipe was kept a secret for generations, only available to visitors of Jazzfest. But now you can now cook your own version of Jazz Fest Crawfish Rice Casserole. Enjoy your meal and let us know how this version compares to the one that you had a Jazzfest.