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Jambalaya Rice Bowl

If rice bowls are your new fave meal, you’ll love the hearty flavour of this tasty Jambalaya Rice Bowl. This ultimate New Orleans dish is a spicy one-pot rice meal featuring chicken, Chorizo sausage, shrimp, veggies and plenty of Southern spice.

Have you ever been out to a restaurant for dinner and asked yourself “I wish I had this recipe because I really love this dish!”

Well, I’ve been craving Jambalaya Rice Bowls ever since I tried one for the first time at Cactus Club. Sometimes I order it for lunch and sometimes for dinner, and it’s always the perfect choice. I love the intense and spicy aroma and flavours in this dish!

This is my version of the famous Jambalaya Rice Bowl, and I think you will agree it’s pretty close to the real thing.

This dish is all about flavours and spices!

I love to use my large cast iron Dutch oven for this recipe. A Dutch oven is the best pot for soups and sauces.

How to Make Jambalaya

  1. Start by adding a drizzle of olive oil to a large dutch oven.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into bite-size pieces. Add to Dutch oven and cook until browned.
  3. Add the sliced Chorizo sausage, and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and all the spices. Saute over medium heat.
  5. Add the frozen mixed vegetables, steamed green beans and black beans.
  6. Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth.
  7. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Add the cooked shrimp, and let cook for 10 more minutes.
  9. Serve the Jambalaya on white or brown rice.
  10. Top with spicy yogurt and thinly sliced green onions.
Jambalaya Rice Bowl

How to Make Spicy Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix (Hidden Valley)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

You really can’t go wrong with rice bowls for dinner. They’re a perfect one-pot clean-out-the fridge meal that can be whipped up in under an hour, and there are usually leftovers for lunch too!

And it’s fun to experiment with different meats, vegetables, rice and spices. There are endless combinations you can try.

What is your favourite Rice Bowl?

Love this Jambalaya Rice Bowl recipe? Be sure to check out a few more of my one-pot faves:

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Jambalaya Rice Bowl

This ultimate New Orleans dish is a spicy one-pot rice meal featuring chicken, chorizo sausage, shrimp, veggies and plenty of Southern spice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Jambalaya Rice Bowl
Author: Linda Krenz

Ingredients

Jambalaya

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 lb chorizo sausage, sliced thin
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 can black beans (19 oz)
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, steamed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp each, ground cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, tarragon, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 3 cups water for rice

Spicy Yogurt

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp dry Rach Salad Dressing Mix (Hidden Valley)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 green onion, sliced

Instructions

Jambalaya

  • Start by adding a drizzle of olive oil to large dutch oven.
  • Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces. Add to Dutch oven and cook until browned.
  • Add the sliced Chorizo sausage, and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the onion, bell peppers, garlic and all the spices. Saute over medium heat.
  • Add the frozen mixed vegetables, steamed green beans and black beans.
  • Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Add the cooked shrimp, and let cook for 10 minutes.
  • Cook the rice.
  • Serve the Jambalaya on white or brown rice. Top with spicy yogurt and green onions.

Spicy Yogurt

  • Mix all ingredients together and let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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