Olivia Manning's Ultimate Jambalaya Bar
Main Dish
Add a jambalaya bar to your next gameday party so fellow fans can customize their perfect party plate!
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (optional)
  • 1 package ZATARAIN'S® Jambalaya Mix, Original
  • 1 pound Meat of your choice: smoked sausage, thinly sliced or cubed chicken or cubed ham or peeled and deveined shrimp, cut into bite-size pieces
  • AND / OR Vegetables of your choice: bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini or fresh chopped tomatoes.
  1. Bring water and oil to boil in 3-quart saucepan. Stir in Rice Mix; mix well. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving and adding in choices of meat, seafood and vegetables.
  3. NOTE: All meat, seafood and vegetables (except tomatoes) should be cooked properly before adding into prepared jambalaya.
  4. Test Kitchen Tips:
  5. •If using shrimp, add shrimp to rice mixture during last 5 minutes of cooking.
  6. •If milder or spicier Jambalaya is desired, try Zatarain's® Mild Jambalaya Mix or Zatarain's® Spicy Jambalaya Mix.
  7. Microwave Directions: Mix 2½ cups hot water, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (optional), 1 pound meat of your choice and Rice Mix in 2½-quart microwavable dish. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 25 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed and rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
  8. Note: Microwave ovens vary; cooking times may need to be adjusted. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt microwave oven.
  9. Caution: Bowl and contents will be very hot. Use pot holders when removing from microwave
Recipe by NOLA Mommy at http://www.nolamommy.com/2013/01/super-bowl-recipes-with-olivia-manning-and-zatarains/