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Honestly the only thing "cajun" about this is the cayenne & hot sauce. I made this dish for my bible study group in NEW ORLEANS my first time ever making jambalaya - and it wasn't until I was half way through that I realized this looked nothing like real jambalaya because of no tomatoes...but I continued on anyway and ended up with basically a chicken & sausage rice dish (I used andouille). As many of the others said the rice turned out mushy so I would suggest cooking it separately also. This overall taste was good nobobdy complained and some had compliments but I was just a little embarrassed to call it jambalaya;-)
I feel like I found a family treasure with this simple recipe. I am giving it 5 stars for "overall terrific recipe". No it may not be authentic Jambalaya... "yall". And it isn't gourmet... but it uses ingredients that I usually have on hand is very quick and easy to put together it's not too spicy or too many ingredients that kids wouldn't like AND it made my small amounts of meats go far enough to feed an army! Taste is VERY good as is and it would be very easy to impart your personal tastes to it (ie: spicy: add cayenne or... love garlic:add more garlic or... love lots of flavor: add worstershire etc... or love veggies:add different veggies). Again I feel like I found a treasure with this easy delicious inexpensive and flexible recipe. Thank you for sharing!
First I am from South Louisiana about 10 minutes from the coast and I DO know good Cajun food. This caught my eye because there was no tomatoes in it. I combined this with Bubba's Jambalaya from this sight. First I used cast iron skillets to cook the meat which will give it a blackened look and taste to it. I cooked maple pepper bacon (6 strips) crumpled it up drained the grease. Then I cooked a link of sliced hot sausage in the same pot. I cubed a turkey ham (boneless) because it looked like the rice would be a lot and we have meat lovers around here. I followed the recipe except for adding 1 tsp. cayenne 1 tsp paprika and ommitted the salt and pepper and used Tony Cachere's Creole Seasoning (a staple in South Louisiana) If you can't get Tony's Slap Ya Mama is a great second. I probably used a good 2 tablespoons of Tony's shaking it in the pot before the rice was to cook. I also used brown rice because that is healthier.
I've tried a few different jambalaya recipes before but they never turned out that good. This however was really good! I added one can of diced tomatoes and a tsp of sugar. The result was a really flavorful spicy sweet jambalaya. On it's own I think it would be 4 star but my additions made it 5..yum!
Rinse your rice thoroughly before adding to keep it from becoming pasty or cook it seperately (after rinsing first ) and add at end then simmer a little longer to get some of the stock flavor into rice.
That was very good. I made it 3 times differently. First I followed the recipe without making any alterations. It was good but the next time I cooked rice separately and it was better. The third time I added 14 oz diced tomatoes and 1 1/2 tbsp creole seasoning instead of salt and pepper and it turned out great. It is so quick and easy! Thank you very much for the recipe!!!
Made this last week and it was P.D. Tasty! Made Jambalaya Burritos out of the leftovers and they were even better! Followed the general recipe but used 3 Chicken Breasts 16oz of Kielbasa and about 1lb of med/large Shrimp as we like our meats;). Also added 1 pint of canned Tomatoes from my garden. For seasonings I used about 1-1/2 Tablebspoons of the following great make-it-yourself Creole Seasoning recipe I found on the Net. Creole Seasoning 2 tablespoon Kosher salt (you may use less salt folks in south-east Louisiana are notorious salt fiends) 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons dried onion 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
Rating: 1 stars
I followed the recipe exactly and by the time the rice was done it was a gooey pasty mess. I had to add Cajun flavoring to even make it presentable. My normally "likes everything" husband gave it a big thumbs down.