HOW TO MAKE JAMBALAYA

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Bubba's Jambalaya



Bubba's Jambalaya
Ingredients


  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound cubed cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 pound cubed smoked sausage
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 pound salad shrimp

Directions

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add celery, bell pepper, and onion to the bacon drippings, and cook until tender.
Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot, and pour in the tomatoes, beef broth and chicken broth. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and add the rice. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.
Stir in the shrimp and bacon just before serving, and heat through. If you use uncooked shrimp, let it cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

Jambalaya With Shrimp


Jambalaya With Shrimp
Ingredients


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cooked ham, cut into strips
  • 2 cups peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 cups hot chicken broth
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions

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.
Add shrimp, and stir to evenly distribute. Cook for 8 minutes, or until rice is cooked and shrimp turns pink.