32 Reviews

Very easy to make, and very very tasty! I am picky about spicy food and this one is a definite favorite:)!

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Melissa Bell July 09, 2002

Excellent make ahead meal and can be varied very easily, the kids loved this one and so dod we cheap and very tasty

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MelanieJ July 08, 2002

This is the best Jambalaya I have ever made! I have to triple the recipe whenever I make it. Everyone in my family just loves it--We love the flavoring from all the spices, a perfect combination and so easy to make!

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Wacky Jackie March 03, 2003

What a flavorful dish with just the right amount of heat. I first thought that there wasn't going to be enough rice as it looked kind of sparse when I first added the rice but it turned out just right. The dish required a little chopping celery, onion, garlic, green pepper, and chicken) but was easy to put together once the chopping was complete. The one thing I would recommend, is to use a can of crushed or diced tomatoes rather than using canned whole tomatoes which you must crush (save time). I didn't end up having cajun spice (messed up only had Zataran's) so I mixed up one of Zaar's many cajun spice recipes.

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Caryn August 23, 2002

Oh my my my this was sooooooo good!!! I had everything but the tabasco sauce, and I used fresh thyme and basil, but it was delicious anyway. I will definately be making this again. Very easy especially since it is all in one pan.

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PA Cindy August 02, 2002

Hey Miss Annie, we loved your jambalaya. Very good mixture of spicy seasonings. Easy preparation and something I would like to make again only next time I will double the recipe so we will have left-overs. Thanks and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year to you and your family.

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ratherbeswimmin' December 23, 2003

This recipe had excellent flavor. Just the right amount of heat. The only trouble I had was with the rice getting tender, it never really did. Even after continually adding water and cooking for over 45 minutes. Next time I make this I will add all the ingredients except the rice. I will prepare that seperately and serve this over the cooked rice. Thanks for posting we really enjoyed it.

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sdowney March 30, 2003

This was great! It was my first time making any Jambalaya but a great experience and will be put into the rotation :). I did change a few things mostly just to preference. I used andouille sausage and shrimp instead of chicken. I also left out the celery because my husband and I arent fans. Love this though!

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Dark Chocolate and Merlot June 05, 2011

This was very easy, and very good. I used diced turkey and diced tomato as they were what I had on hand. I held off on adding the turkey until the rice was finished, as I was worried that it would dry out. This worked perfectly, and I had nice, moist meat, and very tender rice. I cooked the rice in a covered skillet for twenty minutes over low heat, and it came out perfectly. This was a very spicy dish, so we served a dollop of sour cream on the side to tame the heat. Next time I think I will cut the tabasco and cayenne in half, to make it less spicy. Thanks for posting a great recipe!

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IngridH November 28, 2009

I really enjoyed this. I plunged in thinking I had tomatoes, but I didn't. I ended up using about half a can of crushed tomatoes and it turned out great. I also added some spinach - the added color was great. I also used a couple smokies instead of the chicken. Easy to prepare - will add it to my regular line up. Thanks!

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