Shrimp Jambalaya

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A delicious New Orlean’s-style dinner recipe:  Shrimp Jambalaya

Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from

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!

Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from

Shrimp and kielbasa sausage are cooked with rice, tomatoes, peppers, onions and spices.

Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from

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.

Easy Shrimp Jambalaya recipe - from

Surprise your family with a new dinner recipe!

Shrimp Jambalaya

Yield: 4 servings (2 cups per serving)

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
  1. 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.
  2. Add water, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Stir in shrimp and hot sauce; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; stir in parsley.
  • 8 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving of 2 cups
  • This recipe can be made gluten-free: just be sure that your ingredients are all GF.
SOURCE: (adapted from Cooking Light)

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