Jambalaya! This classic southern recipe is brimming with three proteins including tender shrimp, chicken and sausage, and it’s cooked with hearty rice and a colorful array of nutritious vegetables. And it’s all seasoned with flavorful cajun spices.

It’s delicious comfort food fit for serving any day of the year!

Pan full of homemade jamabalaya with shrimp, sausage, chicken, rice and vegetables.

What is Jambalaya?

Jambalaya is a famous New Orleans dish with Spanish, French and African influence (inspiration coming from dishes such as paella, jollof and jambalai). It’s a one pan homestyle dinner with a rich history.

Most commonly it consists of andouille sausage, chicken or pork, and seafood such as shrimp or crawfish. Then also included is a sofrito blend of vegetables (bell pepper, onion, and celery) and white rice. And everything cooks together making it an easy and flavorful recipe.

You may be wondering, what is the difference between jambalaya and gumbo? The two dishes are very similar but a main distinction is that with gumbo it is served over rice while with jambalaya the rice is mixed right in and cooked with everything else. Gumbo is more stew-like and it usually takes hours of simmering whereas jambalaya can cook in under an hour and is drier.

You can’t go wrong with either but today it’s all about the jambalaya! Isn’t it just fun to say? I mean it would have to taste good with a name like that! View the Recipe

Original source: https://www.cookingclassy.com/jambalaya/