Go Back
+ servings

Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

This shrimp jambalaya recipe takes 42 minutes, 20 of which are hands-free. The result is a moist batch of rice filled with flavors you love.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Louisiana Creole
Keyword: Shrimp Jambalaya, Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 9 oz peeled shrimp from 18 oz raw
  • 1 tsp paprika divided in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided in half
  • 2 oz smoked sausage sliced
  • 2 oz onion about half a medium, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic about 3 cloves, minced
  • 4 oz tomato about 1 medium, chopped
  • 2 oz green bell pepper about half a medium, chopped
  • 2 oz celery about 1 large, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp scallion finely chopped

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pot (be sure it has a lid) over medium heat. Coat 9 oz peeled shrimp in 1/2 tsp paprika, and sear for 3 minutes (2 for the first side, 1 for the other). Place in a bowl and set aside.
    Sear the Shrimp
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and sauté 2 oz smoked sausage slices for about a minute or until they’re a bit charred.
    Sauté the sausage
  • Stir in 2 oz chopped onion and 1 tbsp minced garlic. Cook for about 1 minute, then add the veg: 4 oz chopped tomato, 2 oz green bell pepper, and 2 oz celery. Stir everything for 2 minutes.
    Add the veg
  • Add the seasonings: 1 1/2 tsp Tabasco, 1 tsp Sriracha, 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1 tsp lime juice, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp thyme. Stir to incorporate.
    Add the rice and season.
  • Tip 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice in and stir for about a minute or so, then pour in 3 cups unsalted chicken broth. Scrape the bottom using a wooden spoon, then place the lid on and simmer everything on low for 20 minutes.
    Simmer everything with broth.
  • Carefully remove the lid, add the shrimp back in, and fluff the rice. Turn the heat off, sprinkle 2 tbsp chopped scallion on top, and enjoy!
    Add the seared shrimp, garnish, and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg