Enjoy the flavors of New Orleans tonight with this easy to make recipe for Shrimp Jambalaya. Made with Minute® White Rice, shrimp, ham, tomatoes and green peppers, it’s loaded with flavor!
Ready in just 20 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.
Heat butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned.
Add shrimp and ham to skillet. Cook until ham is lightly browned and shrimp are pink.
Drain tomatoes, measuring juice. Add water to juice to equal 1 1/2 cups of liquid.
Add liquid, tomatoes, parsley, salt, sugar, thyme and bay leaf to skillet.
Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in rice, cover and simmer for 5 additional minutes.
Remove bay leaf and serve.
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 simple 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.
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.