Original Jambalaya

Use Zatarain’s Jambalaya Rice mix as the quick starter base then just add any combo of smoked sausage, chicken, ham, shrimp and vegetables. Feeding a crowd for tailgating or a football watching party? Double the batch, as hungry mouths always want more!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

2 ½ cups water

1 package (8 ounces) Zatarain’s® Original Jambalaya Mix

1 pound smoked sausage, thinly sliced*

  1. Mix water, Rice Mix and meat of your choice in large saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

For richer flavor: Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil with the water.

*Suggested Substitutions:

1 pound cubed, cooked or rotisserie chicken, cubed ham or peeled and deveined shrimp, cut into bite-size pieces (add shrimp during the last 10 minutes of cooking time and cook just until shrimp turn pink.). Stir in sautéed vegetables like bell pepper, tomatoes, and sliced green onions just before serving.

Learn More

Jambalaya is known for its versatility. You can find other flavorful jambalaya recipes like Slow-Cooker Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya along with facts and tips at www.zatarains.com.

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