Southern Jambalaya

Southern Jambalaya

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Ernest D. Green 3

"My dad's Southern recipe."
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1 h 20 m servings 491 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 913 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir the onions, bell pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper until the vegetables are a deep brown color, about 20 minutes. Add the andouille sausage, and continue to cook, stirring often, for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain any fat. Stir in the chicken and bay leaves; cook and stir until the chicken is browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in water; cover and cook over medium heat, without stirring, until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves, stir in the green onions and serve.


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There isn't much to add to this dish. It's spicy & easy to make. The only things I did different were: 1)didn't measure the onions/green peppers 2)used about 1/4 a white onion, 1/2 a red onion, ...

Having a Cajun grandmother, I love Cajun food. This is a really good recipe. It reminds me of weekends at Grandma's house. Thanks Ernest!

Very good recipe. Very simple to make.

This is really good! I make it just as the recipe states, except I use chorizo sausage. I'm actually making it for the second time tonight.

I made this a couple of nights was amazing! I used Red Bell Pepper (cuz I like them better) and I used shrimp (no chicken...its a texture thing). My boyfriend and I both loved it! I ...

I love this recipe! I have grown up eating and making jambalaya and I like getting away from the same old tomato base variety. My only twist to this recipe is after browning rice I throw everyt...

Fantastic and Easy to Make! Only changes made was that I used whole grain rice and served with spinach, which I mixed into my dish.

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