Jambalaya Soup

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Sometimes classic dishes need a new twist, and jambalaya is no different. This Jambalaya Soup has everything jambalaya has but in soup form. Shrimp, chicken, Andouille sausage, okra, and brown rice are a few of the ingredients used to make this hearty soup. The jambalaya soup also features a scotch bonnet pepper, which gives the soup a spicy flavor. All in all, this rich jambalaya soup is delicious and filling. After a bowl of this comforting, tasty, hearty soup, you will need a nap. Serve with our homemade Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits.

Is jambalaya considered a soup or stew?

Jambalaya is considered a stew that's made by sautéing aromatic vegetables along with meat. Then, broth and rice are added, and the jambalaya can cook for an hour.   

What is traditionally served with jambalaya?

Cornbread is the most popular side dish for jambalaya. However, you can serve it with a simple salad, biscuits, black-eyed peas, or hush puppies.   

When making jambalaya do you cook the meat first?

The meat is cooked first when making jambalaya. Searing the meat helps it brown, and it adds additional flavor to the jambalaya.   

What kind of sausage is best for jambalaya?

Andouille sausage is the preferred sausage for making jambalaya. However, most smoked sausages will work for jambalaya.   
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
4 persons



Place the olive oil into a large pot and set it over high heat. 
Prepare cooking pot
Add the chicken breast and Andouille sausage and cook it for 3–4 minutes, occasionally stirring until browned.   
Sautéing chicken and sausage
Stir in the onions and garlic and cook it for 2–3 minutes.   
Sautéing garlic and onions
Add the bell peppers, celery, scotch bonnet pepper, cumin, and thyme, and cook it for 1 minute.   
Mixing in bell peppers, celery cumin and thyme
Stir in the chicken stock, tapioca flour, crushed tomatoes, brown rice, Cajun seasoning, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper. Cover the jambalaya soup, decrease the heat to low, and cook it, occasionally stirring, for 20–25 minutes until the rice is tender.  
Adding chicken broth, tomatoes, rice and seasonings
Remove the cover from the jambalaya soup and stir in the shrimp and okra. Cook, it covered for 5 minutes.   
Adding shrimp and okra
Place the jambalaya soup into four serving bowls and garnish it with parsley before serving. 
Serving the Jambalaya Soup

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