French Jambalaya is a complete meal


Jambalaya is a popular Spanish-French dish loaded with vegetables, rice, and meat. It is a complete meal which is spicy and flavoursome.


1 cup bacon strips

1 tsp garlic (finely chopped)

2 tsp celery (finely chopped)

1 white onion

1 bay leaf

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper

3 green chillies

1 cup chicken (cooked and shredded)

2 cups sausage

2 cups tomatoes

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp hot sauce

500 ml chicken stock

250 gms basmati rice

1 tsp chilli flakes

2 tbsp Cajun seasoning

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp salt

1 tsp crushed black pepper

1 cup white prawns

1 cup spring onions


Heat olive oil in a pan

Add the bacon strips and fry

Add the finely chopped garlic, celery, and onions

Stir well

Add the bay leaf, diced red, yellow and green bell peppers and green chillies

Sauté well

Add the shredded chicken and sausages

Cook well

Add cooked and diced tomatoes into it

Stir well

Add the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and chicken stock

Boil well

Add the washed basmati rice, chilli flakes, Cajun seasoning, and dried thyme, salt and crushed black pepper

Cook for at least 20 minutes with the lid on

Stir in intervals

Add white prawns and cook for 10 more minutes with the lid on

Serve hot by garnishing with chopped spring onion.