Oh man, I wish I had a photo for this one.  Anyway, this is delicious and perfect for … well anytime really, but especially great when you’re scrambling to lock down for a Nor’Easter and you just REALLY want a hearty bowl of love.

The goods:

1 lb kielbasa, cut into bite sized pieces (Okay, you should traditionally use andouille.  But I don’t *like* andouille. So there.)

1 lb chicken (I like thighs, myself), cut into bite sized pieces

1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced

2 medium green peppers, seeded and diced

4 ribs celery, diced

1 28-oz can diced tomatoes in juice

3ish cups brown rice

((28ish oz beef stock, or water and beef buillion, or however you get there))

5ish bird chilis, minced, or 2 good-sized jalapenos, minced

chili powder, paprika, cayenne powder

garlic, minced, about 1/4 cup

2 ish tablespoon bacon grease or oil

The method:

In a big ol’ pot, heat your fat. add veggies and garlic, saute until soft.

Add meat.  Cook until chicken meat is all white on the outside.  Add seasonings – a good several shakes of each.

Add tomatoes, stock, and rice. Stir well.

Cover and simmer about half hour to 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed or rice is tender.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.

Dish out and chow down!