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Jambalaya is a dish that originated in New Orleans, USA. It is a kind of mix and match made from all the left overs in the fridge. Jambalaya is a fabulous and tasty recipe full of flavors of the deep south.



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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 458kcal
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  • 500 g chicken cut in strips
  • 200 g prawns
  • 2 peppers different colours
  • 200 g smoked sausage or ham
  • 2 onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric for colour
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 6 dl boiled water
  • 2.5 dl rice
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Dice the onions and peppers. Dice the sausages as well.
  • Spoon a generous amount of cooking oil into a wok pan or large pot. Sauté the onions in the wok, then add the chicken and fry colour on them. Add the sausage (or ham) and peppers. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Season with tomato puree, turmeric, lime, cane sugar, salt and peppers. Allow to simmer for a while.
  • Pour the hot water into the pan and add the rice. Simmer the jambalaya over a low heat for 15-20 minutes to allow the rice to cook and absorb the flavours from the sauce. If the jambalaya starts to dry out, add more water. The dish should remain quite loose.
  • Finally add the prawns simmer for a minute and take the Jambalaya on the table.

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
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Last Updated on June 11, 2022 by Flavorado

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