How to make it

  • 1. In a heavy bottomed pot with a lid, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • 2. Add the sliced sausage and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • 3. Add the paprika, cumin, cayenne, black pepper, and salt & sauté for 1 minute.
  • 4. Add the tomatoes. Cook stirring for a few minutes to let some of the liquid from the tomatoes evaporate.
  • 5. Add the green bell pepper, celery, zucchini and most of the green onions (reserve some of the dark green slices of the onions to garnish the top); cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
  • 6. Stir in the rice and mix well.
  • 7. Add the stock, turn the heat up to high, and bring to a simmer.
  • 8. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • 9. Remove the lid and check the rice. It should be just tender; if it is still too firm cook longer.
  • 10. When the rice is tender, add the crawdads, stir in, and cook covered for 5 minutes. See Photo
  • 11. Taste for seasoning, and adjust if needed.
  • 12. Serve the jambalaya in bowls with green onions sprinkled on top.
  • I have to admit that I cheat. I start this in my rice cooker pot on the stove but at step 7 I put the pot in the rice cooker and let it do its thing. See Photo

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  • MrsSims 5 years ago
    I definitely need to try this one out for my Hubby! :) Thanks RJ
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  • notyourmomma 5 years ago
    RJ, love the story as well as the saucy dish. A sip of cointreau, a dash of Pimms #1 is in my snifter as a nitecap.
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    Oh,I forgot...
    Crawdads = Fishbait
    Golly Gee,a person just does'nt really know what awesome is until one has sucked the saltly,garlickly flavored brain juice out of a crawdad pot boil.
    Kind Regards
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  • sosousme 5 years ago
    Yee haw...your story is about as good as this recipe. Crawdads are hard to come by here, unless I go fish them out of the lake at Chateau Montelena, but I think this will taste just fine with some prawns (or shrimp if you want)...Thanks RJ!.
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    Got your ears on?
    Got yourself in a Jam
    Craw dad
    No time for a movie show?
    Then read a book :o)
    Metacognition sequences...Grey is not a color between life and death ?
    Kind Regards
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  • hollyeats 5 years ago
    This recipe has me drooling. But I'm already in the middle of making cabbage strudel with sour cream-herb sauce for today's meal. Can't get crawdads here, can I use frozen whole prawns instead?
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