Jambalaya
By :Paint the Kitchen Red
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Votes: 53
Rating: 4.57
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Rice, Sausage, Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices, Andouille is a spicy smoked Cajun sausage. If you don't have access to it, substitute it with a Spanish chorizo or kielbasa.
  • 12 ounces chicken thighs boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste, Quantity of salt will depend on your Cajun seasoning. If it's more salty, go easy on the extra salt.
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes with liquid, 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 small bay leaves or 1 large
  • parsley chopped, to garnish
  • 1/2 cup shallots thinly sliced, optional
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Rice, Sausage, Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices, Andouille is a spicy smoked Cajun sausage. If you don't have access to it, substitute it with a Spanish chorizo or kielbasa.
  • 12 ounces chicken thighs boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste, Quantity of salt will depend on your Cajun seasoning. If it's more salty, go easy on the extra salt.
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes with liquid, 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 small bay leaves or 1 large
  • parsley chopped, to garnish
  • 1/2 cup shallots thinly sliced, optional
Votes: 53
Rating: 4.57
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Instructions
  1. Rub shrimp with 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning and set aside.
  2. Press 'Sauté' and add oil to inner pot of Instant Pot. Add Andouille sausage, and cook until browned, about 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add chicken, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add shrimp and briefly saute for just a few seconds, adding a teaspoon of oil if required. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. You can choose to not sauté the shrimp at the beginning. Just add it in raw at the end, and the juices will get absorbed by the rice, without the shrimp drying out.
  5. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Stir until onion is translucent.
  6. Add thyme, Cajun seasoning, salt, rice and stir to coat, about 30 seconds.
  7. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire, chicken broth and bay leaves. Stir in the reserved sausage and chicken.
  8. Cook on 'Manual' setting for 7 minutes. Make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position. Do a Quick Release and open the Instant Pot.
  9. Carefully stir in shrimp. Close the Instant Pot and allow the shrimp to finish cooking in the residual heat for 10 minutes.
  10. Open the Instant Pot and add parsley. Gently stir the jambalaya. Garnish with shallots, if using. Serve with hot sauce on the side.
Recipe Notes

 

    •  If any of the ingredients being sauted browns too quickly, press 'Keep Warm/Cancel' until the Instant Pot cools down a bit and press the 'Saute' button again to restart.

 

42 replies
  1. SixNeinSoFein
    SixNeinSoFein says:

    Followed the instructions and before it could start pressure cooking it had the burn indicator up. Not sure if I did anything wrong but I just added some water, scraped the bottom of the pot and let it cook a little bit longer. Turned out great though!

  2. Turtleykpl
    Turtleykpl says:

    The rice burned on the bottom and was not cooked enough. Did another 7 minutes and came out better.

  3. Ptg227
    Ptg227 says:

    Came out great overall but definitely had to cook rice longer. Still had a little liquid left but all good. Some burning on bottom so just make sure you alternate between saute and keep warm in between beginning steps so pot does not get too hot. As stated still came out great and I recommend!

  4. Erinmbrady
    Erinmbrady says:

    WAY TOO SALTY!! We’ll try it again, but leave out the salt and use 3/4 of the cajun seasoning

  5. Mauially
    Mauially says:

    I followed the directions except used keilbasi . We do not have a good food selection on Maui. It was great.

  6. truther4d
    truther4d says:

    Delicious! First time making jambalaya. The flavors pop and the spicy andouille sausage gives a nice kick! Definitely making this again.

  7. adeleglasser
    adeleglasser says:

    Everyone loved it! I used checken sausage and tofu chicken and my kids didnt know and ate it the next day too!! I used frozen chopped onions and it saves a good amount of time and mascara!
    It made the house smell great!

  8. Robertnovak02
    Robertnovak02 says:

    Fantastic dish. Took me a bit to prepare ingredients but the best dish in the instant pot so far

  9. Brittp
    Brittp says:

    Omitted salt and used full 1 tbs seasoning. Very good! Added a little extra diced tomatoes and tomato sauce at the end so it wasnt too dry. Highly recommend.

  10. Big al
    Big al says:

    This is a dynamite recipe will add shrimp to this next time I make. Defentally will make this for a seahawk game.

  11. Lcsuther
    Lcsuther says:

    Was delicious prepared as shown! Only problem is on step 8, the recipe says “cook on ‘Manual’ for 7 minutes”. I have the 9 in 1 and there is no ‘Manual’ setting. We just guessed and the rice was not exactly right, but the dish was really good overall. Will definitely make again. Hopefully I can find the answer to the ‘Manual’ setting.

  12. Jglass
    Jglass says:

    Delicious! I did extend the cooking time, as the rice wasn’t done after 7 minutes. I used 2 bags of Kroger Cajun Style Mirepoix Blend and more cajun seasoning. I didn’t add salt.

  13. LEvart
    LEvart says:

    Several people here had a bad experience you should avoid. Based on my passed experience with other recipes, the pressure cooker pot is really not designed for saute work (the metal is too thin,the heat too high, very difficult to clean off burnt material). With any pressure cooker recipe I saute in separate frying pan(s) and then add the ingredients to the cooker for the pressure phase. My experience with this recipe is that it will need more cooking time and less salt.
    Doubling the recipe is easy if you saute in separate pans.

  14. Winunc
    Winunc says:

    Another hit!! It was delicious and easy. Love that you put the rice in ‘uncooked’ and it comes out perfect.

  15. Winunc
    Winunc says:

    Wanted to update my review, I forgot that I got the “BURN” display, and I wasn’t sure what that meant. It did burn (not bad) a little rice. This may be due to the saute you start with. It may be better to saute in a separate pan or let it cool a little before you pressure cook.

  16. Martymaxx
    Martymaxx says:

    Delicious. The flavour depends on the quality of the sausage. I used a spicy chorizo and it was amazing.

  17. GrantRJohnson
    GrantRJohnson says:

    This was my first instant pot meal and an awesome recipe! It came out delicious- however, I did get the burn error as others mentioned. Next time I would remove all of the vegetables after they’ve been sauteed and set aside and fully clean the inner pot before mixing all the meats, rice and veggies together for the pressure cook. Used all of the recommended seasoning and then some!

  18. MaryAnn
    MaryAnn says:

    twice now and got the burn signal both times… followed it to the letter … finished it on the stove… great taste just can’t seem to get it in the instant pot to come out….

  19. BCowan
    BCowan says:

    This was the first recipe I made in my Pot and it turned out perfect! I followed the the recipe exactly. I did turn the saute off once to control the heat so it wouldn’t burn. The “manual” button is the pressure cook setting. So excited to try more recipes now!

  20. SFix
    SFix says:

    This was an amazing recipe, however we used lagostinos instead of shrimp and thought it gave the dish a much deeper and richer flavor, can’t wait to try more recipes, we love our Instant Pot.

  21. JKBibs01
    JKBibs01 says:

    Everyone LOVED this! Easy recipe to follow. Great taste. With a family of 6 finding a recipe everyone likes is hard- this one was a success! Will make again!!

  22. gebrial
    gebrial says:

    Fairly straightforward recipe and tasty for everyone. I wonder though if we can skip with the sautéing and just skip to the pressure cooking. Just a thought.

  23. Pink3131
    Pink3131 says:

    Omitted the salt, extra cajun seasoning, and swapped the Andouille for Kielbasa. So good! However, need to cook for another minute or two, as sometimes the rice is not fully cooked.

  24. Mosmo47
    Mosmo47 says:

    Fool proof recipe and so much flavor! We use the jambalaya rice box mix since it has the spices included for an even easier version.

  25. KHolla
    KHolla says:

    Taste great! I, like others, hot a little nervous when I got the “burn” notice but since i knew i was following to the letter I simply pished through. I havent eaten every bite yet, but from my sample… the rice came out fine.

  26. JasonDickerson
    JasonDickerson says:

    Loved it! We pureed the tomatoes and cut back on the celery. No burn notice with my batch. May still add an extra splash of broth next time just to give it a little more moisture. Overall, an excellent recipe full of flavor.

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