This recipe has been around since at least the 1940s. A great family favorite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beef broth, tomatoes, rice, parsley, garlic, salt, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and bay leaf; cover skillet, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender and flavors blend, about 40 minutes.

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  • Mix shrimp and ham into rice mixture and simmer until shrimp is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

Cook's Notes:

Can be stretched to serve 6.

Use more or less cayenne and chili powder to taste.

Nutrition Facts

511 calories; protein 36.5g 73% DV; carbohydrates 49g 16% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 219.6mg 73% DV; sodium 2427.1mg 97% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2018
Made this for dinner and it hit the spot on a cold rainy night. I added a little orange bell pepper with the onions because I had that on hand. I also reduced the amount of salt. For us the amounts of chili powder and cayenne were just right. I will make this again and throw out my other jambalaya recipes. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2019
Tastes good but the ingrediants are way more than 4 servings. Works well for a potluck. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2016
The chili powder didn't work for me in this but other than that this was pretty good. I did like the ham and shrimp combo. This recipe has potential but needs some tweaks in my opinion. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2018
Made this for dinner and it hit the spot on a cold rainy night. I added a little orange bell pepper with the onions because I had that on hand. I also reduced the amount of salt. For us the amounts of chili powder and cayenne were just right. I will make this again and throw out my other jambalaya recipes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2019
Tastes good but the ingrediants are way more than 4 servings. Works well for a potluck. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2016
This recipe turned out great. Instead of using ham I used hot Italian sausage. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2017
Made this for a crowd of college students and it got rave reviews. Awesome Mardi Gras recipe! Teamed it with the Mardi Gras slaw as a side dish. Read More