Incredibly delicious Creole jambalaya made with loads of spices, shrimp, sausage and chicken. The flavors and combination of meats in this rice dish are amazing! So aromatic and delicious! This easy rice recipe is bound to become a family dinner favorite!
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How to Make Jambalaya
This delicious rice recipe is all about the meats and spices! I like to make my creole jambalaya with a variety of meats: chicken thigh, jumbo shrimp, smoky sausage and even some bacon! Each meat adds so much great flavor. Start by rendering the bacon slices and then use the bacon fat to fry the chicken and sausage. I also use the same pan for the onion and bell pepper!
Next up, the spices! They add so much aroma and flavor to this dish! I like to add smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic, dried basil and thyme, and even a little bit of cayenne pepper for some spiciness. Then, add in the rice, stir and cook for about 20 minutes. Add the shrimp last and arrange them nicely over the top. Cook the rice covered, allowing the steam to cook the shrimp. I always add the shrimp last so that it stays juicy and doesn’t get overcooked. Allow the dish to stand for about 10 minutes after it’s done cooking, then fluff with a fork and enjoy!
Enjoyed this easy rice recipe? Check out some of my other easy recipes!
- Easy Chicken Rice Pilaf – juicy chicken with aromatic rice!
- Easy Mushroom Rice – enjoy this side dish with any meat!
- Beef Rice Pilaf (Plov) – with chunks of tender beef and garlic.
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