Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Quick & Easy Jambalaya

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Start white rice in pan.
  3. Make 1 cup of rice with a 2:1 ratio (2 parts water to 1 part rice).
  4. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  5. Add 1 cup of rice.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to LOW.
  7. After 10-15 minutes, check rice. Stir & “fluff” with a fork to make sure water is absorbed.
  8. Once it is done, remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl.
  10. Heat a separate frying pan on HIGH heat.
  11. Add nice (moderate) amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to pan.
  12. Add diced onion and sauté (reserve some onion to add at the end).
  13. Stir frequently to avoid burning. The onions should be a translucent color.
  14. Add garlic and sauté until onions are golden.
  15. Add sausage, diced jalapeno, & any reserved onion and seasonings.
  16. Stir frequently to avoid burning.
  17. TIMING -- Provided your rice is fully cooked & the sausage is heated through, you're done & can mix everything together. If your rice still needs a little time, while you're waiting, reduce heat for the sausage mixture to Medium Low or Low (just enough to keep it nice & hot).
  18. In a separate mixing bowl, combine white rice with sausage mixture.
  19. The drippings from the frying pan are what make the white rice “dirty,” so make sure to scrape everything into the bowl.
  20. Stir & toss well.
  21. Serve!


Most Helpful

This was a great base recipe. I like how it leaves room for tweaking it however you like it. I used olive oil spray and precooked sausages, so I didn't have much dirty drippins'. Next time I will try to find uncooked sausages. I had purchased New Orleans style precooked ones for something else.

PrairieHarpy January 03, 2008

Well you would not believe it but I went to grab an onion and found I did not have one so I made the recipe anyway without onion. I doubled the garlic and worcestershire sauce. It turned out great! I was very simple and quick to make. Next time I make it I will ensure I have onion. I may even add some roasted capsicum and grated carrot. Thank you for this recipe AliciaPiNYC.

Tazibarn December 01, 2007

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