Baked Jambalaya Recipe

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Baked Jambalaya

Laura Mclaughlin

By
@kalidew

I make this hearty comfort all in one meal quite often for my boyfriend and I. It's simple & easy to prepare especially on a busy weekday and not wanting to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, and with already having these ingredients on hand makes it even better. It makes a lot for just two people but when my son is around, there are no leftovers. For such a flavorful dish it's also budget friendly if leaving the more expensive items out. Delicious!!!.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

3 slice
bacon, cut into 1 inch-pieces
1/2 c
chopped celery
1/2
green bell pepper, chopped; also add one small to medium chopped onion or 3 green onions, sliced
1/2 lb
cooked ham, diced (1 1/2 cups): (optional)
1/2 lb
cooked kielbasa, halved lengthwise, sliced
1- 28 oz can(s)
diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can(s)
(10 1/2- 14 oz.) of 'low sodium' beef or chicken broth: homemade gives best flavor
1 c
water
1 tsp
chopped fresh thyme or dried
1 tsp
dried cajun seasoning or to taste (optional)
1-1/4 c
uncooked regular long-grain white rice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 13x9-inch (3 quart) glass baking dish with non stick cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook bacon over med-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan; drain on paper towel.
2
To drippings in saucepan, add celery, bell pepper and onions; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Add ham (optional), kielbasa, tomatoes, broth, water, thyme and Cajun seasoning (optional); mix well. Heat to boiling. Stir in rice and cooked bacon. Pour mixture into baking dish. Cover with foil.
3
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir before serving.

Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
4
Cook's Note

To give this recipe that New Orleans flare, add 8 ounces of cooked shrimp.
5
Nutrition Information;

(1) serving: Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 1560mg (on average) if not using low sodium broth). Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g), Protein 19g.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes