Shrimp Jambalaya

Enjoy the flavors of New Orleans with this simple Shrimp Jambalaya. Made with Minute® White Rice and more, you’ll want to try it tonight!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1 can (28 oz) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/3 cups Minute® White Rice


  • Ready in just 25 minutes, this simple and savory Shrimp Jambalaya is perfect for a Mardi Gras meal! Or, make it any time you’re craving a taste of Louisiana.

    Step 1

  • Heat butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned.

    Step 2

  • Add shrimp and ham to skillet. Cook until ham is lightly browned and shrimp are pink.

    Step 3

  • Drain tomatoes, measuring juice. Add water to juice to equal 1 1/2 cups of liquid.

    Step 4

  • Add liquid, tomatoes, parsley, salt, sugar, thyme and bay leaf to skillet.

    Step 5

  • Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in rice, cover and simmer for 5 additional minutes.

    Step 6

  • Remove bay leaf and serve.

Louisiana Flavors

Get the party started any night of the week, with Minute® Rice and comforting southern flavors! Make this easy, delicious Shrimp Jambalaya along with our vegan Red Beans and Rice and you’ll have the makings of a Louisiana-style celebration!

Start this one-pan meal by sautéing green onion and pepper in a bit of butter, Then, add in the ham and shrimp and allow them to release their juices, creating a delicious base. Add in the seasoning and tomatoes and simmer everything together with white rice. After a few moments, the flavors will have melded and you’ll have a pot of goodness ready to bring to the table.

Jambalaya 101

If you’ve never made jambalaya, we’ve got a few simple tips about this dish that you’ll want to learn. First of all, we recommend you use long grain rice, such as Minute® White Rice, in this dish. It cooks up fluffy and separate, not clumpy or mushy. Minute® Jasmine Rice can also be substituted in for more fragrant flavor.

Using shrimp and cooked ham are key for a savory flavor. Swap in andouille sausage for a more authentic flavor, if desired.

If you’re ready to try some other jambalaya varieties, try this Kickin’ Jambalaya for a spicier version made with hot sauce and sausage. Or, give our Jambalaya Skillet a try. Made with chicken, shrimp and sausage mixed with creole seasoning, it’s got loads of bold flavor and is guaranteed to please. Need new dinner ideas? Try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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