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How to Cook Jambalaya

This rice based dish is an American version of the famous Spanish paella. Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Rice recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: jambalaya
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup salami ┬ásliced
  • 3 pcs Chinese sausage cut into rounds
  • 1 1/4 cups ordinary rice
  • 1/4 cup glutinous rice
  • 1 bay leaf crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp. diced thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 to 4 Tabasco sauce
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes e.g. Knorr Chicken cubes , dissolved in 2 1/2 cups hot water


How to cook Jambalaya:

  • Saute garlic, onions, green bell pepper in hot oil. Stir cook until onion becomes transparent.
  • Add salami, sausage and rice. Stir-fry until rice is coated with oil.
  • Put in the bay leaf, thyme leaves, salt, Tabasco sauce, tomatoes, and chicken broth.
  • Cover the casserole and simmer until the rice is cooked.
  • Before serving, mold Jambalaya in desired shape, using a small bowl or cup, then remove from mold. Serve warm.