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Jambalaya Jambalaya Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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Jambalaya Mix, recipe follows
2 1/2 cup water
1   (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1   (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 lb fully cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2-3/4 lb medium, fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

Jambalaya Mix:
1 cup long-grain rice
3 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf





In a Dutch oven, combine mix, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and smoked sausage. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high head. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until shrimp are pink. Serve immediately.

Jambalaya Mix 

In a small bowl, combine rice, onion, parsley, beef bouillon, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and bay leaf. Pour into cellophane bag.

Publication: P. 82, Jan/Feb 06

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Reader Comments:


I add celery and green bell peppers. Cook the sausage with that and white onion and then dump that mixture into the pot. Will help with the blandness. Also add fresh cayenne to this mixture if you want a little more heat

By Beaux on October 30, 2013


Can this recipe be made in a crock pot? If so, how many hours on what temp?

By michele on October 28, 2013


I make large batches of the dry rice mix ahead. It's saves time & it's very convenient. Everybody loves it says it's way better tha Zataran's.

By Yvonne Woodard on October 17, 2013


Dear Paula, Your Jambalaya recipe is absolutely fabulous!! How can I double the recipe? Doubling the rice to water ratio is tricky. Miss you on TV. Hope you find a new channel for your most enjoyable show. Sincerely, Bernadette

By Bernadette Korchak on September 17, 2013


have a guestion! displaced noertherner - wants to know, what is the differnce between jambalaya and creole.

By bea on September 13, 2013


To Rose pour the mix or ingredients in the cellophane bag combine rice, onion, parsley, beef bouillon, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and bay leaf.

By Anonymous on May 31, 2013


I want to make this recipe but find the ending confusing. What do you mean under the title Jambalaya mix about the ingredients listed "pour into cellophane bag"??????? To do what with the cellophane bag? I'm sorry you don't take time to read what your authors write!

By Rose on April 03, 2013


I love all of Paula Deen recipes. I love her shows on TV

By Jenny Riddle on February 07, 2013


Love this recipe. I spice it up or down with the cayenne depending on who is eating it. Fast and easy to make.

By Kim Jackson on February 04, 2013


Thanks this recipe is great One day I will try the jambalaya mix from scratch For now I will just take the easy route

By KATRINA L SCOTT on January 09, 2013


I made this recipe once, (I'm making it again tonight) and it was delicious.. but now looking back at the recipe I'm slightly confused.. is this 2 recipes? Are these 2 different ways to make the jambalaya?? Please clarify why it says Jambalaya mix for two different directions.. Thank you! xoxo

By Ophelia on April 22, 2012


What size Dutch Oven do I need? This will be my first time making something in a Dutch Oven, so I need to buy one, just not sure what size to get. Thanks in advance for any response.

By Ed on March 11, 2012


Paula, I tried the Jambalaya and my husband and I both love it. I would give it a 5 star. Judy Couch

By Judy Couch on February 20, 2012


I adore you Paula.. You are my daily inspiration! With love, from my kitchen to yours!!

By Lacey on January 25, 2012


this was the most bland thing ever! too much tomato not enough spice...i will never make it again

By anonymous on January 10, 2012


I sure do love this recipe!!!!! I add chicken and shrimp sometimes too! And corn, green beans, broccoli or whatever floats my boat veggie wise to make it a pot dish! Thank Ms. Deen for being such a good cook and sharing your stuffs Sugar!

By Loni Banes on November 07, 2011


With the Jambalaya, (I just love yours!) I always add a bit of coconutcream to fluff it up and keep it spicey but with a soft aftertaste smile

By nahani on July 07, 2011


Love your show, I cook with a local dutch oven club your food is good and easy to cook. I like Cajun food, any thing with sea food especialy shrimp. Love the web site check your recepies often, keep up the good work. Jimmy..........

By Jimmy Munford on March 16, 2011


I am from Louisiana too, and this is NOT Real Cajun Jambalaya!!!

By Beausoleil on March 07, 2011


By Anonymous on March 07, 2011

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