How to make Jambalaya! This is our favorite New Orleans Recipe that brings the flavors of Louisiana home.
While we were in New Orleans we took a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. These classes were so much fun. The hands-on class was amazing. We had the chance to dive into the kitchen and learn to make some truly amazing recipes.
Both John and I loved these classes. We are now looking at cooking classes we can take in other destinations. Such a great way to learn to make the food of the city and learn new cooking skills.
Today we are sharing the Jambalaya Recipe we learned how to make in class.
- Cooked chicken
- Green peppers
- Long-grain rice
- Cajun seasoning
1. Add more seasoning than you expect to compensate for the rice
2. The combination of onions, celery, and green peppers is called the Trinity in New Orleans.
This recipe makes 12 servings.
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- ¼ cup oil
- 1 chicken cooked, cut up
- 1 ½ pounds sausage
- 4 cups onions chopped
- 2 cups celery chopped
- 2 cups green peppers chopped
- 1 tbsp garlic chopped
- 4 cups long grain rice
- 5 cup stock
- 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
- Season and brown the chicken in oil (lard or bacon drippings) over medium to high heat.
- Add in the sausage and saute with the chicken
- Remove the chicken and sausage from the pot leaving the drippings in the pot
- Saute onions, celery, green pepper and garlic in the pot until tender. Return chicken and sausage to the pot.
- Add in stock and Cajun seasoning bring to a boil.
- Add in long grain rice and stir together, bring pot to a rapid boil
- Stir again and remove the pot from heat and cover, let rest for 25 minutes
- Remove cover and stir rice from top to bottom completely
Recipe originally posted on April 19, 2015. Updated December 2020