Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Easy to make, and easily accomodates your preference for sausage, shrimp, chicken, etc. A quick one-pot meal! From the Houston Chronicle, some time ago. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter or 14 cup margarine
  • 12 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 cups uncle ben converted rice
  • 1 (13 1/4 ounce) can mushroom pieces or 1 (13 1/4 ounce) can canned mushroom slices, drained
  • Tony Chachere's Seasoning (preferred) or other cajun seasoning or creole seasoning (don't skimp here!)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes & chilies
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can French onion soup
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 lb sausage (can use lite) or 1 lb shrimp or 1 lb chicken (your preference, cut into bite-size pieces, I have used half left over turkey or chicken, and half s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large dutch oven, saute the onions in the butter until soft.
  3. Add the rice, mixing until rice is coated.
  4. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms and cajun seasoning to taste and simmer another 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes, onion soup and beef broth.
  7. Add your meat choice, and stir to combine.
  8. Cover the pot (dutch oven), and place in oven, baking 45-60 minutes.
  9. Stir once, halfway through cooking time.


Most Helpful

Believe it or not my husband and I had never tried Jambalaya. I was looking for an easy recipe just to see if we would like it. This was easy and hit the spot! I may try a more complicated one next time or just stay with this one. It's great!

GreeksWife January 19, 2012

Yum yum yum!! I left out the bell peppers because my family has texture issues and added leftover Thanksgiving Turkey. So good. The green pepper Tabasco Sauce sneaks up on you but we are a spicy-loving family. Thanks for posting a simple Jambalaya recipe...all the other ones I've found look complicated. I will be making this often!

Stefanie828 December 04, 2010

Easy and versatile! I used 1/2 lb. smoked sausage and 1/2 lb. chicken tenderloins. I sauteed both with some cajun seasoning before adding to the rice mixture. It came out perfectly and the rice was all so separate! Great recipe - Thanks!

carolinajewel February 15, 2009

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