Ham Jambalaya Recipe

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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.

    Serves 4 to 5.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 273
    Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 10 mg
    Sodium 175 mg
    Carbohydrates 48 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Protein 7 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)