This dinner is crazy tasty and if you swap the white rice out with brown rice, it is also crazy healthy!
I actually do not think I have ever made this with white rice. It is so juicy and flavorful, you really won’t even miss it.
I first saw this recipe on Barefoot Contessa. I modified it a bit. The directions below are my modifications and I will also post the original recipe.
Jambalaya is typically made with andouille sausage, but this take on jambalaya with smoked ham is sure to leave your taste buds happy. This is definitely husband approved.
Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya
Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over a medium heat. Add the onion, peppers and garlic and sauté until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Mix in the next 11 ingredients, salt through the diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in the rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice is done and most of the liquid is absorbed. Add the shrimp and cook, covered, for 5 minutes more, or until shrimp is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with hot pepper sauce.
Just reading this is making my mouth water.
My Advice: If you use brown rice, make sure you cook the rice to its required cooking time and do not use instant rice.