Spicy Jambalaya

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175.1
  • Total Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.4 mg
  • Sodium: 850.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

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This is a favorite, quick recipe low in fat that is full of flavor! This is a favorite, quick recipe low in fat that is full of flavor!
Number of Servings: 6


    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    2 tbsp paprika
    2 tbsp oregano
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp ground black pepper
    1 cup long grain rice
    1 can Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes
    1 can 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth
    2 links of chicken chorizo sausage, bite-sized pieces
    10 large cooked shrimp, bite-sized pieces
    Tobasco Sauce (optional)

    ***NOTE: The chorizo sausage can be substitute with a chicken variety. This is usually found next to your ham and pork products in the grocery store. It is a chorizo variety made with chicken and turkey meats and comes 4 links to a package. The recipe will use 2 links.

    If you substitute brown rice, increase cooking time by 20 minutes.

    Recommendation: Use the petite diced tomator variety.

    Cut the shrimp into bite-sized pieces.

    Also, great the next day!


Heat olive oil in a large skillet and cooked onions and garlic for about 6 minutes.
Add in peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Add seasonings (paprika, oregano, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper). Cook for 1 minutes. Add rice. Cook for one minute.
Add can of tomatoes and one can of chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add shrimp and sausage. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Optional: Serve with hot sauce
Serves 6.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JPARKER200.

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  • I made this with soy chorizo instead and also added some cilantro. Aside from having to cook the rice for a LOT longer than the recipe called for, it came out great! I will definitely make it again, but leave more time for cooking the rice next time. - 4/15/10

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  • We loved it!. Used lamb sausage instead of chorizo. Will definately make again. - 1/8/08

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