Microwave jambalaya

Microwave jambalaya

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins - 45 mins


Serves 4
Try this superhealthy, traditionally spicy recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal537
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs87g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 canful of easy-cook rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 chorizo or other spicy sausages, about 200g/8oz, skinned and chunkily chopped



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 2 handfuls of frozen sweetcorn kernels or a 198g can, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • a large sprinkling of Cajun seasoning

To serve

  • a small handful of parsley, chopped (optional)



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 142ml tub soured cream


  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.

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6th May, 2009
A family fav, hubby would eat this most nights if i let him.
1st Apr, 2009
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:)
13th Mar, 2009
delicious! my friend 808 suggested i add some chilli flakes too to give some extra soice and was really yummy mmmmmmm
16th Jan, 2009
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.
2nd Jan, 2009
this dish is a regular in our house, really easy to make, and tastes great too.
8th Dec, 2008
Very quick and easy, I was surprised it's so satisfying too. Great on a cold night.
23rd Sep, 2008
delicious! i fried the chorizo first though so it was nice and crispy
16th Sep, 2008
Fabulous! Replaced one chorizo with a skinned chicken breast. My husband loved it and he's not keen on rice dishes.
11th Sep, 2008
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.
6th Jul, 2008
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.


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