Rich with Cajun seasoning, this Jambalaya is loaded with crab and andouille sausage; it’s the perfect one-pot dish for get-togethers!
In a large saucepan set over medium heat, add oil. Cook andouille sausage for 3 to 5 mins or until starting to brown; set aside.
Stir in onion, celery, thyme and garlic. Cook for 3 to 5 mins or until fragrant and softened.
Stir in rice. Cook for 2 to 3 mins or until well coated. Stir in broth, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, cumin and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 mins. Remove thyme sprigs.
Stir in reserved sausage, 2 sliced green onions, lemon juice, red and green bell peppers. Cook for 5 to 8 mins more or until bell peppers are tender crisp. Stir in crab.
Transfer to serving bowl or serving plate. Garnish with remaining green onion.
Tie thyme sprigs with twine for easy removal.
Substitute andouille with cured chorizo for variation.
Substitute fresh crab meat with canned crab meat if desired.
Steam crab for 10 to 20 minutes to prepare.
One of Louisiana’s most internationally famous dishes is Jambalaya. This meal is so-named because it’s a mix – or jumble – of ingredients. In other words, it’s a great way to clean out your fridge and get creative! Start with a foundation of quality rice and meats or seafood:
Rice: Unlike gumbo, jambalaya is stirred into the pot, absorbing every drop of flavor! We suggest long grain rice like our fluffy white rice.
Surf and/or Turf: Get your protein fix by adding meat, seafood, or both – like in this Crab and Sausage Jambalaya. As Cajun cooking is characterized by cuisine from those that live off of the land, it isn’t surprising that these are commonly found in the pot:
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Vegetables: Bell peppers, onions, celery
Seasoning: Cajun seasoning, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper
Herbs: basil, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, parsley
Want to try another one of our tried and true jambalaya recipes?
– Baked Jambalaya Risotto with Andouille & Kale: The stovetop and oven tag team in creating this mouthwatering meal!
– Spicy Cajun Jambalaya: Turn up the heat with this tasty treat!
– Mexican Jambalaya: Why not toss in some Mexican chorizo for a south of the border twist!