Easy Jambalaya

With little effort this rice dish provides all four food groups and wonderful flavours. It is pleasantly mild but you can increase the Cajun seasoning if you like more spice.

Easy Jambalaya

Easy Jambalaya


  • 1 cup (250 mL) long-grain white rice
  • 4 oz (125 g) lean smoked turkey sausages, sliced or 1 cup (250 mL) diced lean smoked ham
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Cajun seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
  • 1 each, small sweet green and red pepper, chopped
  • 1 19 oz (540 mL) can stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped if large
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Italian parsley


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add rice, sausage, celery and onion; cook, stirring, for 2 min. Add water. Whisk flour and Cajun seasoning into milk; gradually stir into skillet. Bring just to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer gently for 15 to 20 min or until rice is almost tender.
  2. Gently stir in green and red peppers; cover and simmer for 5 min longer or until rice is tender and peppers are tender-crisp. Remove from heat.
  3. Sprinkle tomatoes over rice mixture; cover and let stand for 5 min. Stir gently to combine and season with salt to taste. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Dairy Farmers of Canada.


Author: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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