Shrimp Jambalaya

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins

This spicy New Orleans favorite can be tamed with a milder smoked sausage, such as chorizo or kielbasa, in place of the traditional Cajun andouille.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 6 ounces andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced into ¼-inch-thick pieces

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced

  • 3 celery stalks, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 8 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 pound medium shrimp (about 30), peeled, deveined, and tails removed

  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in paprika; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add tomatoes, rice, and 3 cups water to skillet; cover, and simmer over medium heat until rice is cooked and has absorbed all water, about 15 minutes.

  3. Add shrimp to skillet, and cook, covered, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve hot, garnished with scallions.

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