What a fun combination of flavors and colors! This whole concoction boasts an amazing array of ingredients—garlic, peppers (sweet and hot), tomatoes, herbs, spices, and Cajun-seasoned chicken, shrimp, and sausage.
This recipe is excerpted from Quick Fix Meals.
Make Ahead Tips
After cooking the rice and simmering the jambalya, let both cool to room temperature, then transfer to separate large zip-top plastic bags or containers and refrigerate up to 3 days. The jambalaya mixture will also keep in the freezer up to 3 months. There’s no need to thaw before continuing. To reheat, transfer the jambalaya to a large saucepan and set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes to heat through. Remove the bay leaves and stir in the cooked rice and parsley. Proceed as directed above.
Make it an authentic Mardi Gras meal and serve Classic Bananas Foster for dessert.
This was definitely a hit and so easy to put together. Added some smoked paprika and it was perfect!
I haven't made this yet, but it looks promising as a good make-ahead recipe. Reason I'm posting is that I have a question: Should the tomatoes be drained? So many recipes fail to stipulate this.
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