Jambalaya (Ada) Recipe

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Looking for an easy Jambalaya (ADA) recipe? Learn how to make Jambalaya (ADA) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 8 servings



A hallmark of Creole cooking, jambalaya is a versatile dish that combines cooked rice with a variety of vegetables-like tomatoes, onions, and green peppers-almost any kind of meat, poultry, and shellfish. Jambalaya recipes vary from cook to cook and ingredients are often added depending upon what's at hand. Here's one of our favorite versions that's sure to become a favorite with you, too. Adapted from the American Diabetes Association. canola or corn oil medium onion, celery, clove garlic, diced tomatoes in puree, chicken broth tomato paste salt thyme ground black pepper cayenne pepper bay leaf hot pepper sauce uncooked long grain rice cooked ham chicken breasts shrimp cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Jambalaya (ADA)

1 tbsp canola oil or corn oil
2 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored and peeled
128 g (2 large stalks) celery, chopped
2 clove garlic, minced
16 oz canned diced tomatoes in puree, undrained (82687)
2 cups fat-free chicken broth
2 tbsp tomato paste (11887)
1 1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp (8 drops=?) hot pepper sauce (105272)
1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1 cup diced cooked ham (10139)
1 cup boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
6 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined

Recipe Directions for Jambalaya (ADA)

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy pot. Add the onions, green pepper, celery, and garlic and saute over medium heat until softened.

  2. Add the tomatoes and liquid, the chicken broth, tomato paste, and seasonings and one bay leaf. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

  3. Add the rice; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the ham and chicken. Continue cooking, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the rice absorbs the liquid. Stir to mix well. Add the shrimp for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Categories

Chicken, Pork, Seafood, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Main Dish, American-Southern, Simmer, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
274
Calories from Fat
56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Sodium
632mg
26%
Potassium
389mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
36.0g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
17.3g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin C
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