Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a classic dish made with shrimp, sausage, and plenty of seasonings. If you've never had it, try this simple recipe.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Yields: 7 cups
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
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Jambalaya
Ingredients
1
pound fresh or frozen peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/3
cup chopped celery
1/4
cup chopped green sweet pepper
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
tablespoons cooking oil
2
cups chicken broth
1
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
8
ounces andouille or kielbasa sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
3/4
cup uncooked long grain rice
1
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2
teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper
1
bay leaf
1
cup cubed cooked ham
Directions
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Set shrimp aside. In a 12-inch skillet cook onion, celery, sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in chicken broth, undrained tomatoes, sausage, rice, thyme, basil, black pepper, red pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in shrimp.
  2. Return to boiling. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes more or until shrimp turn opaque and rice is tender. Stir in ham; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Makes about 7 cups (6 main-dish servings).
Nutrition Facts (Jambalaya)
    Per serving:
  • 416 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 154 mg chol.,
  • 1199 mg sodium,
  • 27 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 30 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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