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Chef John's Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars
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"While true jambalaya is really more of a thicker rice stew than a soup, it's one of those dishes that more stock can be added to easily make it into a soup recipe. Serve garnished with green onion."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 495
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place butter and sausage in a large stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes until sausage begins to brown. Watch Now
  2. Stir in paprika, cumin and cayenne; cook for 1 minute. Watch Now
  3. Stir tomatoes, onions, celery, green pepper, green onions, salt, and bay leaf into sausage mixture. Watch Now
  4. Add brown rice and stir to combine. Stir in chicken stock and turn heat to low. Cover and cook for until rice is just tender, about 45 minutes. Watch Now
  5. Stir in shrimp, replace lid and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Cooking time given is for short-grain brown rice. Other types of rice may cook faster or slower.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 495 calories; 25.2 37.3 30.3 221 1909 Full nutrition

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I love me some Chef John. This was a really great recipe; I just modified it a bit based on taste preference and ingredient availability. Instead of butter I just used olive oil, and since I cou...

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I really like the ingredients, but I had to tweak the order and timing of cooking to make the recipe work. For instance, the rice is better if cooked separately from the sausage and vegetables a...

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I love me some Chef John. This was a really great recipe; I just modified it a bit based on taste preference and ingredient availability. Instead of butter I just used olive oil, and since I cou...

The portions are relatively small...keep that in mind when deciding on the # of portions. I doubled the amount of tomatoes and it was just right... This is now my favorite Jambalaya recipe....n...

This was so good! Only issue was I didn't crack the lid took cook the rice so it ended up taking much longer than 45 minutes to cook. However it was worth the wait, will definitely make again.

Missing Instructions About Boiling! This recipe is awesome. It has just the right amount of spice, and has become a new favorite around my house. The instructions left out that you need to brin...

I really like the ingredients, but I had to tweak the order and timing of cooking to make the recipe work. For instance, the rice is better if cooked separately from the sausage and vegetables a...

OMG I LOVE Chef John! I have tried several of his recipes (his Caramel Chicken and Mac-n-cheese are also favs) and this one gets the most compliments. Delish! Made as written is terrific, but I ...

Well, i looked at more than one recipe- this one seemed to be key w/ ingredients... But i also followed advice of other reviewers. Came out WONDERFUL... with a few adjustments... First- ADD GARL...

AMAZING! I made this for dinner for my parents and it was so good! I didnt have the cajun seasoning so i just used creole seasoning instead and the flavor was perfect! It was so spicy which is w...

If you like HOT food you might LOVE this as written, but it was WAY too spicy-hot for us and I only used 1/4 tsp of cayenne and smoked sausage, not hot andouille. I added a squirt of tomato past...