Chef John's Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Chef John's Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Chef John 21692

"While true jambalaya is really more of a thicker rice stew than a soup, it's one of those dishes that more stock can be added to easily make it into a soup recipe. Serve garnished with green onion."


1 h 15 m servings 495 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 495 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 221 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium:
  • 1909 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place butter and sausage in a large stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes until sausage begins to brown.
  2. Stir in paprika, cumin and cayenne; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir tomatoes, onions, celery, green pepper, green onions, salt, and bay leaf into sausage mixture.
  4. Add brown rice and stir to combine. Stir in chicken stock and turn heat to low. Cover and cook for until rice is just tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir in shrimp, replace lid and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Cooking time given is for short-grain brown rice. Other types of rice may cook faster or slower.
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  1. 224 Ratings


I love me some Chef John. This was a really great recipe; I just modified it a bit based on taste preference and ingredient availability. Instead of butter I just used olive oil, and since I cou...

The portions are relatively small...keep that in mind when deciding on the # of portions. I doubled the amount of tomatoes and it was just right... This is now my favorite Jambalaya recipe....n...

This was so good! Only issue was I didn't crack the lid took cook the rice so it ended up taking much longer than 45 minutes to cook. However it was worth the wait, will definitely make again.

OMG I LOVE Chef John! I have tried several of his recipes (his Caramel Chicken and Mac-n-cheese are also favs) and this one gets the most compliments. Delish! Made as written is terrific, but I ...

Missing Instructions About Boiling! This recipe is awesome. It has just the right amount of spice, and has become a new favorite around my house. The instructions left out that you need to brin...

AMAZING! I made this for dinner for my parents and it was so good! I didnt have the cajun seasoning so i just used creole seasoning instead and the flavor was perfect! It was so spicy which is w...

I really like the ingredients, but I had to tweak the order and timing of cooking to make the recipe work. For instance, the rice is better if cooked separately from the sausage and vegetables a...

I love this one a lot. It's one of my favorite :)

this recipe is so easy and delicious. almost all of the ingredients were ones that i already had in the kitchen. i had some leftover chicken that i shredded up and threw in the pot and some extr...