Cooking & Baking

Hot Jambalaya

This is what I had for dinner this evening. Although I like my food spicy, I’ve made this recipe a bit milder but still hot … lets say medium hot.

Jambalaya is a French word that means ‘jumbled’ or ‘mixed up’. This dish is great for a big group of people or for eating the next day. With spiced dishes I like them better the next day as all the spices are soaked in.


200g Chicken breast (diced)
10 King Prawns
100g Brown Rice (dry weight)
1 Red Pepper (roughly diced)
1/2 Chilli Pepper (chopped)
1 Red Onion (roughly diced)
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 handful Parsley (chopped)


Heat olive oil in a wok pan and wok the chicken fillet together with the ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. In the meantime boil the rice.

Add the red pepper, chilli pepper and red onion.

Add the king prawns and the rice all in the wok pan and wok until the prawns are hot.

Take the wok of your stove and mix the raw parsley through all the ingredients.

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  • Charlotte
    27/05/2013 at 22:03

    Yum! I miss eating chilli in my cooking. Kids aren’t really that into it! But they do LOVE prawns and this looks amazing. LOVE the plate too x

  • Lauren
    27/05/2013 at 22:54

    Looks delicious! Yum, I really want to try it. Thanks 🙂

  • Fête des gamins
    28/05/2013 at 09:02

    Ooo dat ziet er echt zo heerlijk uit!

  • Polly
    28/05/2013 at 09:39

    Wow this looks delicious and not too complicated!

  • Louisa
    28/05/2013 at 15:00

    Hi Yvonne, thank you posting this gorgeous recipe! I am going to try this one, I’ve been finding a lot lately that the simple recipes are the best. Also love it because it’s dairy free – woop woop!

  • Tineke
    31/05/2013 at 20:45

    Het was heerlijk. Ik heb alleen kleine garnaaltjes gebruikt. (zodat je bij elke hap een garnaaltje proeft)

  • FlavieB
    02/08/2013 at 09:13

    Hi, I just discovered your blog (really great btw) and i found this wonderful recipe… unfortunatly it is not French. It comes from Lousiana and its name is a mix of old French words mixed up with creol language, people are still wondering where it comes from exactly.