Jambalaya Recipe

If you’re a fan of comforting, hearty meals, you’re in for a treat with this Jambalaya recipe! I recently tried it using Ralston Family Farms Basmati Rice, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting in the kitchen, this dish is a winner. Plus, with Ralston Family Farms’ holiday rice gift box, it’s the perfect time to share the joy of cooking with your loved ones.

Why You’ll Love Jambalaya

  • Easy and Quick Prep: With just 15 minutes of prep time, you can have this delightful dish ready to go. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you want a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • Delicious Flavor Fusion: Jambalaya brings together a symphony of flavors – from the spicy kick of Cajun seasoning to the savory goodness of andouille sausage and the freshness of bell peppers. Each bite is a burst of Louisiana-inspired deliciousness.
  • Versatile for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or looking for a family-friendly meal, Jambalaya fits the bill. It’s a crowd-pleaser that can be enjoyed on various occasions, bringing people together over a shared love for good food.
  • Perfect for Leftovers: Jambalaya tastes even better the next day! The flavors meld together, creating an even more satisfying experience. Pack it for lunch or savor it for dinner – either way, it’s a win.
  • Highlighting Quality Ingredients: Using Ralston Family Farms Basmati Rice elevates this dish to another level. The distinct aroma and long grains of basmati rice add a touch of sophistication to the Jambalaya, making it a standout on any dining table.

What You Need To Make Jambalaya

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Large deep skillet with a lid
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Mixing spoon or spatula

Ingredients You Need To Make Jambalaya

  • Large shrimp, cleaned
  • Andouille sausage, sliced
  • Green bell pepper, diced
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • Celery stalk, diced
  • Large onion, diced
  • Garlic cloves, diced
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Thyme leaves
  • Oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Can diced tomatoes
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Ralston Family Farms Basmati Rice
  • Chicken stock
  • Olive oil
  • Topping: Parsley for garnish

How To Make Jambalaya

  1. Place a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and diced onion. Cook until the onion turns translucent.
  2. Add diced peppers and celery. Cook for a few minutes, then add the sliced sausage, garlic, Cajun seasoning, thyme, oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and rice. Mix well.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and let it cook. After 8-10 minutes, briefly stir the contents, cover, and continue cooking. Check the mixture every 8-10 minutes until the rice is cooked and fluffy.
  4. Once the rice is nearly done, add the cleaned shrimp to the skillet, mixing it into the jambalaya. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the shrimp is fully cooked.
  5. Once done, garnish the jambalaya with parsley and serve hot.
  6. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make Jambalaya ahead of time? 

Absolutely! Jambalaya reheats well, and the flavors often intensify, making it a fantastic make-ahead dish for gatherings or meal prepping.

Can I use a different type of rice? 

While basmati rice adds a unique touch, you can experiment with other varieties. However, keep in mind that the cooking time and liquid ratio may need adjustments.

Is Jambalaya very spicy? 

The level of spiciness can be adjusted based on your preference. Feel free to reduce the amount of Cajun seasoning if you prefer a milder flavor.

Can I substitute the andouille sausage with another type of sausage? 

Certainly! Choose a sausage with a flavor profile you enjoy, but keep in mind that andouille sausage contributes to the authentic taste of Jambalaya.

Jambalaya

Who else loves jambalaya? It’s comfort food at its best and is so easy to make! I used @ralstonfamilyfarms basmati rice for this meal. I love their complete lineup of rice choices. They are my “go to” pantry staple for rice. The box makes it easy to pour and to store. They currently have a holiday rice gift box with all of their rice in a gift box that includes a reusable carry bag. It makes a great food gift for friends & family. Check out their full lineup today!
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Servings: 6 people
Calories: 566kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Large deep skillet with a lid
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Mixing spoon or spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large shrimp cleaned
  • 1 lb andouille sausage sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Ralston Family Farms Basmati Rice
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • – Topping: Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Place a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and diced onion. Cook until the onion turns translucent.
  • Add diced peppers and celery. Cook for a few minutes, then add the sliced sausage, garlic, Cajun seasoning, thyme, oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and rice. Mix well.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and let it cook. After 8-10 minutes, briefly stir the contents, cover, and continue cooking. Check the mixture every 8-10 minutes until the rice is cooked and fluffy.
  • Once the rice is nearly done, add the cleaned shrimp to the skillet, mixing it into the jambalaya. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the shrimp is fully cooked.
  • Once done, garnish the jambalaya with parsley and serve hot.
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 2026mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1829IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg
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Prepare to fall in love with this Jambalaya recipe for its simplicity, rich flavors, and the joy it brings to your table. It’s a versatile dish that suits various occasions and highlights the quality of ingredients, especially when made with Ralston Family Farms Basmati Rice.

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