Ham Jambalaya With Rice and Tomatoes

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
273 Calories
6g Fat
48g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 273
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 7g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious ham and rice jambalaya recipe is easy to prepare. This one-skillet meal is made with ham, tomatoes, rice, and peppers, along with traditional seasonings. Try making this the next time you're not sure what to make for dinner.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups cooked diced ham
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oil and butter in a Dutch oven or heavy large saucepan; add onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until lightly browned.

  2. Add ham and rice; cook and stir until rice is well coated with oil. Add thyme, salt, hot sauce, tomatoes, and chicken broth.

  3. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper sauce as needed.