Jambalaya Mix in a Jar

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Here's an unusual gift idea. After all the cookies and cakes in a jar here's a good tasting, easy gift giving idea. I put the ingredients in a small jar with instructions tied around the lid with a festive ribbon. I always list the ingredients on the back of the instructions. Cook time is just to make the jars of mix, not the making of the actual jambalaya.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Divide evenly among three airtight containers (there will be alittle over 1 cup in each container).
  3. Store in a dry, cool place for up to 6 months.
  5. In a saucepan bring 2 cups water and 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper to a boil.
  6. Stir in the contents of one jar of the dried mix, return to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 19 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  8. In another saucepan heat 8 ounces of tomato sauce and one pound of fully cooked smoked sausage that has been cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  9. Add one pound of medium, peeled, deveined shrimp and cook until shrimp is pink.
  10. Combine both pans.
  11. More tomato sauce may be added if mixture is dry.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! I would use canned or dehydrated shrimp and substitute smoked summer sausage to make this even more "disaster" friendly. Don't forget the can opener!

Lisa R July 11, 2010

This is awesome. The only thing different I did was add dried bell pepper flakes to the mix and omitted the fresh ones.

alynnyes April 05, 2006

I haven't tried this yet, (Ijust found it today), but it looks like it will be good! I love the jar idea, I put alot of mixes in jars, they keep better and look great in a kitchen for us "homestyle" cooks! I have only given 4 stars because I haven't made it yet, then I'll review again.

KissaMew February 22, 2006