A delicious New Orlean’s-style dinner recipe: Shrimp Jambalaya
This mildly spicy dinner recipe is a nice diversion from chicken or pasta. I love how easy it is to make- all in one pot and not dirtying up a ton of dishes to prepare.
It’s a good dinner-for-two kind of recipe because the next-day leftovers are awesome!
Shrimp and kielbasa sausage are cooked with rice, tomatoes, peppers, onions and spices.
Jambalaya has French and Spanish roots. It’s a dish that originates from the French quarter of New Orleans. This version is more of a Creole (red) style of jambalaya with the addition of tomato.
Surprise your family with a new dinner recipe!
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 cup water
- One 15-ounce can low-salt chicken broth
- One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 pound medium-sized shrimp, peeled
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-heat. Add kielbasa, onion and bell pepper; sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add rice; sauté 2 minutes. Add salt and next 3 ingredients; sauté 1 minute.
- Add water, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
- Stir in shrimp and hot sauce; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; stir in parsley.
- This recipe can be made gluten-free: just be sure that your ingredients are all GF.
Here are a few more jambalaya recipes you might enjoy:
- Creamy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta by A Dish of Daily Life
- Slow Cooker Jambalaya by Creme de la Crumb
- Cajun Creole Jambalaya by A Dash of Savory
- Spicy Vegan Jambalaya by Life As a Strawberry
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