Jambalaya is a quick, easy, feeds-an-army kind of meal and no, you don’t need a box mix to make it.  Here’s how I do it….

Start off with a whole onion chopped and softened in olive oil



Add chopped garlic to taste.  I’m making a big batch, so I need a lot of garlic.

Dice up some smoked sausage


Toss in some leftover shrimp if you have it, if not don’t worry about it


A little bit of chicken is a nice addition and you have to have the tomatoes


Next add in 1 cup of rice


Pour in 3-4 cups of water and 2 tsp of Cajun Spice. More if you want it spicier.  Once this is used up, I have a recipe to make my own.



Now bring everything to a boil, pop on a lid and let it simmer for 20 minutes.  Then, remove the lid, stir and let it simmer a few more minutes until it is nice and thick.  Serves a bunch.


Hope you’re having a great weekend.  Me?  I’m taking the girls to the zoo.  Yay!!




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