Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A simple one-pot Cajun dish using leftover ham. I usually add more spices to this as we like it spicier, but this version works well with kids and those that don't like it as spicy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, bell peppers and garlic; saute until beginning to soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in tomatoes with their juices, ham, wine, thyme, basil, paprika, and cayenne pepper;.
  4. bring to boil.
  5. Gradually stir in rice; cover pot.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until rice is tender and most liquids are absorbed, about 25 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

Yummy cold weather comfort food, and a great use for leftover ham. Easy and quick to put together, and leftovers freeze well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama November 25, 2013

Delicious! Loved making something new with ingredients I had on hand. DH loved it and asked for seconds! Thanks so much.

Maven in the Making October 19, 2012

this was very good although I did do a few amount adjustments, we like extreme spice, I omitted the cayenne and I added in about 1 tablespoon crushed chili flakes with the onion, peppers and garlic and also added in one fresh jalapeno pepper, I increased the fresh garlic to 3 tablespoons and increased the ham amount, thanks for sharing this lazyme, this will be enjoyed for Super Bowl Sunday!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 03, 2008