NEW

Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad is what makes eating a salad FUN. Tender pieces of chicken sautéd in chipotle powder, a cilantro lime ranch dressing and corn chips plus toppings galore give this salad the classic taco flavors. A taco salad perfect for any occasion!Ingredients...

Pineapple Margaritas

Pineapple Margaritas are vibrant, juicy and delicious! This tropical cocktail is loaded full of pineapple flavor from top to bottom. Pineapple juice mixed with smooth tequila and triple sec for a classic margarita flavor. And a salted rim to make it...

The Monthly Scoop – June 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop Post - June 2021 edition! How crazy it is to me that June is over already. Packed with so many goodies, this past month was one for the books! Adventures, cooking, weddings and so much more. Let's dive in!June Happenings June started...

Garlic Herb Grilled Corn

Garlic Herb Grilled Corn is sweet, smoky, buttery and loaded full of flavor! Fresh corn on the cob is lathered in a garlic herb butter, wrapped in foil and grilled to perfection. A simple, delicious side dish for all of your Summer grill outs and bbq's!Ingredients...

Smoked Hot Dogs

Smoked Hot Dogs are a delicious way to up your hot dog game! Rolled in steak seasoning, the hot dogs are then placed on the smoker and smoked until decadently delicious. A smoky, juicy version of the classic hot dog. This post and recipe is sponsored by Certified...

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake is a fresh, scrumptious treat to wake up to in the morning. Bursting with juicy blueberries, swirled with bright lemon zest and sprinkled with a crumble topping, this coffee cake is perfect for any breakfast or brunch!Ingredients Needed for...

BBQ Baked Beans

BBQ Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for all your Summer dinners! I'm taking baked beans to the next level by swirling in bbq sauce, spices and crispy bacon - and an added bonus of only taking 45 minutes to make! Each spoon full is finger lickin' good! A side...

Hawaiian Hot Dogs

Hawaiian Hot Dogs are a fun, vibrant twist on a Summer classic! Juicy, grilled hot dogs are wrapped in a bun and drizzled with ketchup. Then, topped with a Hawaiian inspired salsa of fresh mango, red onion and cilantro. Each bite is sweet, savory and takes you...

Piña Colada Popsicles

Piña Colada Popsicles are the perfect Summer dessert! All of the classic piña colada flavors of coconut and pineapple make this popsicle the cold treat to beat the heat. Swirl them together in a blender, pour into a popsicle mold, insert the popsicle sticks and then...

Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Cheese Stuffed Burgers are perfect for your Summer grilling season! Seasoned burger patties are stuffed with cubes of cheese (Velveeta for the win!) and grilled. The result: a juicy, cheesy burger that you can't resist biting into! Why not have your cheese inside your...

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie is a refreshing, sweet treat! A chocolate Oreo cookie crust is molded into the bottom of a pie dish. Filled with creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream, the pie is then frozen to create a deliciously cold sweet dessert.Ingredients...

Strawberry Limeade

Strawberry Limeade is a fun, vibrant drink perfect for summer! Zesty limeade is swirled together with freshly muddled strawberries for a sweet, tangy drink. Each sip is loaded full of flavor. Sweet summertime in a glass!Ingredients Needed for Strawberry Limeade When...

Jambalaya Risotto

Jambalaya Risotto is the best of two worlds! Classic risotto rice is simmered low and slow with onions, peppers, garlic, cajun-style andouille smoked sausage, shrimp and seasonings. The result is a crazy, delicious bowl of risotto! Dinner is served and only one pan is required! 

Dinnertime has never been this delicious. When all the flavors combine and hit your tongue for the first time, you will be exported to a soulful spot in New Orleans, then quickly reminded about a vineyard country-scape in Italy. It’s that good. 

Using a risotto rice in this recipe is so important becuase it gives the dish a creaminess effect that you would not be able to get from original rice. If you don’t happen to have risotto rice on hand, you can use regular, white rice, but keep in mind that you will be missing out on a majorly decadent creaminess. Difficult to explain, but sure is easy to eat!

Although this recipe is loaded with so many goodies, it doesn’t overwhelm you when you eat it! Since this dish has so many great things going for it, it can’t get any better than it already is, right? Well, maybe it can! This recipe is also very versatile. You could add in chicken, different varieties of bell peppers, zucchini, okra, scallops and the list could go on and on. 

Get this Jambalaya Risotto simmering on the stovetop and have a one-pan dinner that you won’t be able to forget!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Jambalaya Risotto


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)
Loading...

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Jambalaya Risotto is the best of two worlds! Classic risotto rice is simmered low and slow with onions, peppers, garlic, cajun-style andouille smoked sausage, shrimp and seasonings. The result is a crazy, delicious bowl of risotto! Dinner is served and only one pan is required!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 13 oz Cajun-style andouille smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups risotto rice
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add in the onion and bell peppers and gently sauté for about 3-5 minutes, avoiding any browning. Add in the butter and stir until melted. Add the sausage into the pan and toss to combine. Sauté for another few minutes more.
  2. Add the rice in with the sausage and peppers and allow the rice to slightly toast in the butter for a couple minutes. Pour in the white wine and gently deglaze the pan. Stir in the diced tomatoes and cajun seasoning.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Working with one cup of chicken stock at a time, pour the stock into the rice and gently stir to combine. Allow the rice to simmer in the stock and when it starts to soak it all up, add in another cup of stock. This labor of love will take 15-20 minutes.
  4. When you get to the last cup of chicken stock, add in the shrimp as well. Gently stir to combine. Let the risotto and shrimp simmer in the last cup of stock until it is absorbed and the shrimp are cooked through, about 5-8 minutes. Stir in the fresh parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Risotto can be a labor of love, but it is completely worth it!

Share the love!

If you make this recipe and love it as much as I do, I’d love to hear from you! Comment below, rate the recipe, or share a picture tagging @kjandcompany or using #kjandcompany so that I can see your fun pictures 🙂

Thanks for following and cooking along with me!

 

Previous

Next

6 Comments

  1. Sonja

    If you were to substitute the shrimp out for another protein (like chicken), how would you recommend doing this? Thanks.

    Reply
    • KJ

      Hey Sonja! I would add the chicken (cut into 1 inch pieces) at the same time I add in the sausage! That way, the chicken pieces will have some time to cook and brown. Thanks!

      Reply
  2. Mike

    Directions were perfect, and I ended up with — as the name implies — a dish that was both a jambalaya in its ingredients, and a risotto in its preparation. The arborio rice gave a creaminess and elegance to the dish that I was never able to achieve with ‘regular’ jambalaya.

    Reply
    • Farro

      Delicious. I left out the meat and added additional vegetables and spice and don’t feel the dish was compromised at all. Thanks so much 🙂

      Reply
  3. Wyllie

    I can’t eat onions will that ruin the dish

    Reply
    • KJ

      No you can leave them out!

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipes and Posts Straight to your Inbox

Recipes and Posts Straight to your Inbox

Please enter your email and name below.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This