Jiffy Jambalaya Recipe

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"My husband and I like this nicely spiced combination on days when we're pressed for time," comments Carolyn Gubser of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or 1 pound smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-fat smoked turkey sausage and no-salt-added diced tomatoes) equals 278 calories, 11 g fat (0 saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 680 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat 1 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender Stir in the sausage, tomatoes, water, sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil; add the rice. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Jiffy Jambalaya in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p10

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

"I cut this recipe in half for just the two of us. Works great!

Very good one dish recipe."

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