Cajun Jambalaya Recipe


Preparation Time50 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Shortening1 Tablespoon
 Flour1 Tablespoon
 Ham1⁄4 Pound, cubed
 Minced green pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Bay leaf1
 Thyme sprig1
 Parsley sprigs1 , minced
 Onion1 , sliced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Shrimp1 Pound, peeled
 Tomatoes2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Tomato juice1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Uncooked rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Rice1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 588 Calories from Fat 66

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.4%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g8.9%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 191.9 mg

Sodium 305.5 mg12.7%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.5%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 39 g78.3%

Vitamin A 28.7% Vitamin C 66.4%

Calcium 13.1% Iron 30.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat melt shortening, stir in next three ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes with constant stirring.
2. Add remaining ingredients except rice and let it boil.
3. Press rice into liquid, cover and simmer at 200 degrees F for 40 minutes.

4. Serve hot with desired garnish.