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Jambalaya With Shrimp Recipe
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Jambalaya With Shrimp

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"This Creole rice dish is a quick, lower fat version of an old favorite. I've had this recipe for many years, but have modified it for my family's tastes. You can do the same. There's a lot of room for creativity here."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Stir in onions, garlic, and ham; cook and stir until onion is soft. Stir in tomatoes, and cook for 5 minutes. Mix in oregano, rice, and broth. Cover, and simmer until just a little liquid remains.
  2. Add shrimp, and stir to evenly distribute. Cook for 8 minutes, or until rice is cooked and shrimp turns pink.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

Excellent basic jimbalaya recipe. Easy to add additional ingredients if you wish. In addition to the shrimp and ham, I added pre-cooked skinless chicken thighs, scallops, and sweet italian sausage. For a bit more Cajun "kick", I also added Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic herb spice, and 1 tbsp of Emeril's "Bam!" spice. Wonderful! This is a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2011

It needs WAY MORE seasoning... My rice didn't cook all the way through, but I did one and a half recipes, so it may not multiply well.

Nov 22, 2005

Fantastic! This was my first time making jambalaya and I loved it. As per some of the reviews, it needed extra liquid for the rice, but since I didn't have extra broth, I just added water as needed (about one and a half cups). I spiced it up with half a habanero, a little cayenne and some red pepper flakes. So easy to make and I only had to dirty one pot :)

Jun 18, 2003

I am from South Louisiana and I think that this dish needed some more flavor. Turned out bland and mushy.

Jun 13, 2006

Tried it and absolutely loved it. The family has requested it again! Jill - you said there was a lot of room to mess with the recipe. It is great just like it is! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Feb 03, 2005

My husband really enjoyed this, and surprisingly my kids did too. I am not a fan of Cajun food, but I ate it and it wasn't too spicy. I didn't have the ham on-hand, so I used 1 lb. beef smoked sausage, and I also added gumbo vegetables and some Cajun seasoning. Also I used brown rice and it was just as good. We will make this one again; thanks!

Jan 14, 2004

I modified this recipe by using only 1 cup of rice, added 1/2 c celery and 1/2 red pepper to onions & butter. Then I added cajun seasoning, Lowery's seasoned salt, fresh oregano, fresh basil and a big splash of jalapeno sauce. My family thought it was a great recipe. I'll try it again.

Jan 18, 2003

This is a easy and quick to assemble. I added Old Bay seasoning. Also used can tomatoes and frozen shrimp. Will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 390 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 190 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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