Recipe by HeidiSue
This is a fantastic jambalaya recipe from the Chile Pepper magazine in Jan. 2003. It is different than most because it does not have tomatoes. It is so full of flavor and wonderful.
Top Review by Bev I Am
Delicious! I made this using up some leftover pork roast so I added the pork after cooking the onions. I found using 1/4 cup oil was sufficient (instead of the full 1 cup listed in the ingredients). The sausage I used in this dish was a sweet Italian sausage. If you like a more spicy jambalaya, I would suggest tiring a hotter sausage. I used about 1/2 tsp of cayenne and about 1 TBS hot sauce along with salt and a generous amount of black pepper. I also used 1 tsp Zatarain's Creole Season for the Cajun seasoning and I loved the flavor it gave this jambalaya. I found 1 pound of rice to be 2 cups) I would suggest using a lid over your pot after adding the rice. I will make this again. This is a very easy recipe and a great way to use up leftover pork! Thank you, HeidiSue!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs pork, cut into chunks
- 1⁄2 lb smoked sausage, cut up
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 1 lb yellow onion, chopped
- 3⁄4 quart water
- black pepper, to taste
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- cajun seasoning, to taste
- hot sauce, to taste
- 1 lb long grain rice
Directions See How It's Made
- In a 6-8 quart cast iron pot add one cup of cooking oil and turn heat on medium to high.
- Add pork and cook until all water evaporates from the meat.
- Turn heat to low and add onions on top of meat.
- Stir bottom frequently to keep pork and onions from sticking.
- Cook until onions become glazed and most of the liquid has evaporated from them.
- Add 3/4 quart of water and 1/2 lb. of sausage and turn heat to low boil.
- Make mental note of water level in pot.
- Cook 10 minutes, adding seasonings to taste.
- Turn heat off and check water level to make sure it has not decreased much.
- Replace water if needed.
- Skim off excess oil, leaving a small amount.
- Turn heat back to low boil and season to taste again.
- Add extra salt and pepper because the rice will absorb much of the seasonings.
- Turn heat on medium to high and stir in the rice and make sure the rice is completely covered by the water.
- Set the timer for 20-25 minutes and don't touch.
- Stir and serve.