Microwave jambalaya

Microwave jambalaya

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins - 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try this superhealthy, traditionally spicy recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
537
protein
18g
carbs
87g
fat
16g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
0.94g

Ingredients

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 canful of easy-cook rice
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 chorizo or other spicy sausages, about 200g/8oz, skinned and chunkily chopped
  • 2 handfuls of frozen sweetcorn kernels or a 198g can, drained
  • a large sprinkling of Cajun seasoning

To serve

  • a small handful of parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 142ml tub soured cream

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Method

  1. Tip the tomatoes into a large microwavable bowl. Fill the empty can with rice and tip it into the bowl, then fill the can with water and pour it in. Stir in the pepper, chorizo, sweetcorn, Cajun seasoning and some salt and pepper to season.
  2. Cover the bowl with cling film and pierce a couple of holes in it with a knife. Microwave the rice for 10 minutes at 750W. Tear off the cling film and give everything a really good stir, then return the uncovered bowl to the microwave for another 12-15 minutes until the rice is done.
  3. Take the bowl out of the microwave, cover it with a plate and leave to stand for 5 minutes before stirring in the parsley, if you are using it. Serve the jambalaya straight from the bowl, with the soured cream to spoon over it.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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willow_tree's picture

Chorizo + sour cream = "superhealthy"??

poisonivy73's picture
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This is a lifesaver during our kitchen renovation. We made this pretty much according to the instructions, but added a packet of cooked, peeled prawns about 2 minutes before the end. Delicious.

zobiewan's picture

This recipe is fantastic and a real lifesaver as my cooker and kettle have both recently blown up! Waiting for the delivery of a new cooker meant I was faced with feeding nine people out of a microwave! Rather than force feed my family cardboard ready meals or take away overload (both of which would've cost a fortune) I very luckily came across this recipe. A perfect allrounder from one to 39 years and various ages inbetween. Have made it again in the microwave even since having my new cooker as it is so time saving and just as nutricious and delicious, it deserves high praise indeed!

monkadelic's picture
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Also, some spring onions sliced on the diagonal stirred in once it has stood for a couple of minutes works very well. They're usually chucked in at the very beginning for traditional jambalayas anyway, so by using them here you're merely keeping it real.

monkadelic's picture
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Very nice. One point to underline is that when it comes to the chorizo, really do keep it chunky. If the sausage is effectively quartered at first, I'd say keep the chunks about 2cm wide.

Just in case anyone else is planning on halving the recipe as I did, I'll say about 8 minutes with the cling film on, then 4 minutes, stir, 4 minutes.

Mind you, I was also using an 800w mike ...

suedebloke's picture
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Really nice worked like a dream! Added more cajun as it wasnt spicy enough for me would be nice with a measurement for the spice!

lor1982's picture
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Really good recipe. Have made this time and time again.

tina83's picture
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Have made this recipe again and again! Lovely quick and easy meal! :-)

nina120972's picture
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A family fav, hubby would eat this most nights if i let him.

sandraleeben's picture

Firm favorite. I like to add a generous sprinkle of paprika and only heat the peppers for 10 minutes cause otherwise the become lifeless. And I don't heat the corn at all, simply stir it in at the end. The sausage I heat through separately to make it crisp and then stir it in with corn. Absolutely lovely:)

janehastings's picture

delicious! my friend 808 suggested i add some chilli flakes too to give some extra soice and was really yummy mmmmmmm

foodfocus's picture

very very tastey and so easy to do. Have cooked it twice now, second time with cajiun pre flavoured roasted chicken, mushrooms, peas and ramiro pepper. Have already passed the recipe on.

nina120972's picture
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this dish is a regular in our house, really easy to make, and tastes great too.

shalashaska's picture
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Very quick and easy, I was surprised it's so satisfying too. Great on a cold night.

katsmyth's picture

delicious! i fried the chorizo first though so it was nice and crispy

podpaws's picture
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Fabulous! Replaced one chorizo with a skinned chicken breast. My husband loved it and he's not keen on rice dishes.

shimasue's picture

Fantastic taste, however didn't use the meat added some extra peppers and it was delicious and the Artichoke and Lemon Salad was a perfect compliment to this dish.

gemconyard's picture
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Love this one, really easy to prepare and cooks itself. Have never cooked a whole meal like this in the microwave but was really impressed.

gsmithcatering's picture

This is a lovely recipe that works just as well in a large frying pan. I'm a school cook and I think the children at school would love it!

omfmcmahon's picture
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So easy. A firm favourite among the males in the family who are very fussy.

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