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Southern Jambalaya Recipe

Southern Jambalaya

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"My dad's Southern recipe."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  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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Aug 12, 2009

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, and 3/4 of a large pepper. 3) used a local, southern spicy, packaged sausage 4)used 2 boil-in-bag brown rice, cooked seperately and added with 1 1/2 cups water at the end. 4) excluded the green onion(didn't have) and served. I tip my hat to you. This is the best jambalaya I've had; Beats any restaurant.

Oct 05, 2009

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!


8 Ratings

Feb 17, 2010

Very good recipe. Very simple to make.

Aug 02, 2012

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.

Apr 28, 2012

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 am ready for it again! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Apr 01, 2014

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 everything into my rice cooker and let it finish the job.

Oct 25, 2012

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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  • Calories
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 913 mg
  • 37%

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

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