Shrimp Jambalaya

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All the smoky Cajun flavor of a delicious shrimp jambalaya in less than 30 minutes. This is a hearty rice stew that is perfect served family-style with a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

recipe updated Mar 5, 2020


  • Green bell pepper icon
    Green bell pepper
    1 (150g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    4 (180g)
  • Shrimps icon
  • Canned red kidney beans icon
    Canned red kidney beans
    850g (about 3 cups)
  • Tomato icon
    4 (560g)
  • Fish stock icon
    Fish stock
    1.25 cups (300ml)
  • Coconut icon
    1 cup (82g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Cajun seasoning icon
    Cajun seasoning
    2 tbsp (18g)
  • Long grain rice icon
    Long grain rice
    1.33 cups (230g)
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    as needed


  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet

Step preview

  1. Add olive oil to a clean large cast iron skillet
  2. Heat
  3. Add green bell pepper and celery stalk to the large cast iron skillet
  4. Cook until softened - 8 min, medium heat
  5. Add shrimps and cajun seasoning to the large cast iron skillet
  6. Sauté - 5 min
  7. Add canned red kidney beans, tomato, fish stock and coconut to the large cast iron skillet
  8. Boil
  9. Reduce heat and cover
  10. Simmer while stirring occasionally - 10 min
  11. Add long grain rice, salt and water to a clean large saucepan
  12. Cook until tender - 20 min
  13. Drain well
  14. Retrieve large cast iron skillet
  15. Add rice to large cast iron skillet
  16. Season with salt & pepper well
  17. Add fresh thyme to the large cast iron skillet
  18. Cook while stirring occasionally - 2 min
  19. Serve
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