Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

True jambalaya uses sausages, shrimp and chicken. This rich vegetarian recipe version uses beans to provide meaty texture and flavor - with no meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, cayenne and fennel seed.
  3. Bring to a boil and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until rice is tender, stirring frequently.
  4. Add beans and cover. Simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until well heated, stirring frequently.


Most Helpful

Ah, loved it! Great as a vegetarian main or served as a side with chicken breast or steak. I upped the seasonings slightly but otherwise made as directed. Made a great mid week meal, thanks for sharing.

Stardustannie January 22, 2008

Nothing pleases me more than finding a recipe that my whole family likes (it's no small task!). I cut back on the red pepper flakes for my little one and upped the fennel but otherwise made the recipe as stated. It was wonderful! Thanks for a keeper!

KissKiss April 16, 2012

Very tasty dish, lots of flavor, super hearty, easy to make, and best of all very healthy!! Thanks for sharing!

I Cook Therefore I Am March 11, 2008

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