Jambalaya With Shrimp

Jambalaya With Shrimp

Jill 0

"This Creole rice dish is a quick, lower fat version of an old favorite. I've had this recipe for many years, but have modified it for my family's tastes. You can do the same. There's a lot of room for creativity here."


1 h servings 390 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 390 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 190 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium:
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Stir in onions, garlic, and ham; cook and stir until onion is soft. Stir in tomatoes, and cook for 5 minutes. Mix in oregano, rice, and broth. Cover, and simmer until just a little liquid remains.
  2. Add shrimp, and stir to evenly distribute. Cook for 8 minutes, or until rice is cooked and shrimp turns pink.
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  1. 84 Ratings


Excellent basic jimbalaya recipe. Easy to add additional ingredients if you wish. In addition to the shrimp and ham, I added pre-cooked skinless chicken thighs, scallops, and sweet italian sausa...

Fantastic! This was my first time making jambalaya and I loved it. As per some of the reviews, it needed extra liquid for the rice, but since I didn't have extra broth, I just added water as n...

I am from South Louisiana and I think that this dish needed some more flavor. Turned out bland and mushy.

Tried it and absolutely loved it. The family has requested it again! Jill - you said there was a lot of room to mess with the recipe. It is great just like it is! Thanks for sharing this wit...

My husband really enjoyed this, and surprisingly my kids did too. I am not a fan of Cajun food, but I ate it and it wasn't too spicy. I didn't have the ham on-hand, so I used 1 lb. beef smoked...

I modified this recipe by using only 1 cup of rice, added 1/2 c celery and 1/2 red pepper to onions & butter. Then I added cajun seasoning, Lowery's seasoned salt, fresh oregano, fresh basil an...

This is a easy and quick to assemble. I added Old Bay seasoning. Also used can tomatoes and frozen shrimp. Will make again.

Delicious. I used 25-to-a-pound shrimp. I couldn't spend all that time peeling them without making use of the shells! So I put the shrimp shells in the chicken stock and added one more cup of...

This was really good! It will become a regular dish in my house!