jambalaya in a bowl


Jambalaya is an easy flavorful one pot meal loaded with Cajun flavor and plenty of meat and vegetables.


  • 4 tablespoons butter margarine, or oil
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium green bell peppers diced
  • 1 cup celery
  • 6 ounce ham diced
  • 6 ounce smoked sausage such as Andouille or Kielbasa diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 4 cups chicken or beef stock


  1. Heat butter, margarine or oil in skillet. Sauté onion, garlic, green pepper and celery. Add ham, sausage and spices. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add rice and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until rice is tender (about 20 minutes). Stir occasionally.
  3. Serve hot. Put a bottle of Tabasco or other Louisiana hot sauce on the table and let diners help themselves.