Favorite Jiffy Jambalaya
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 package (8 ounces) red beans and rice mix
- 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce, optional
- Cook red beans and rice mix according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute sausage and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add the shrimp, tomatoes, brown sugar and hot sauce if desired. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in rice mixture.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 544 calories, 28g fat (8g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1754mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein.
Dec 18, 2018
This is a great recipe for a cold day! I used around a pound of turkey kielbasa and elongated the shrimp, since my family doesn’t eat it. I used Zatarrains brand of red beans and red, low sodium. It’s not really low but the regular box is quite high in salt and this one tastes great. I cook the rice mix in the rice cooker and it turns out very well. A for being so easy, filling, and makes me happy. Nothing like red beans and rice flavor. Not from the South, but I’m leaning!
Dec 30, 2017
Very easy and packs quite a flavor punch! A nice hearty meal for a cold night.
Jun 1, 2011
Very easy to make. We didn't add the shrimp because my dad is allergic, and we used turkey kielbasa instead of the smoked sausage to make it lighter. We also only had a box of black beans & rice, which worked just fine. I didn't really taste a difference with the brown sugar, maybe I will add a little more next time.
Jul 18, 2009
I made this at our vacation home and my 12 year old son went crazy over it. I also added chopped garlic and a can of beans and decided to omit the brown sugar. I am making it at home tonight!
Feb 13, 2009
I thought this was awesome!! I made it for my "growing" brothers so I made this with 1 lb. of sausage instead of the 1/2.
Feb 4, 2009
If you really want to make it easier...use 1 can of black beans, 1 jar of salsa and eliminate the onion, hot sauce, tomatoes, and brown sugar: the salsa has all of these. Mix all and cook...serve over rice. I liked this better.
Aug 17, 2008
Simple & delicious!! This recipe will be added to our favorites.
Jun 12, 2008
This was truly an easy recipe. I didn't add the hot sauce. Instead I used a couple of dashes of Creole Seasoning I had on hand. To feed my larger family, I used a 6-serving sized box of the red beans & rice. With the adjusted amounts of add-ins, it was the perfect amount.