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Jambalaya
  This popular dish from Louisiana is simple to prepare and filling. Its name comes from the Provencal word "jambalaia" meaning "a mix-up". The rice is cooked then "mixed-up" with cooked shrimp and sausage. A hint of spice from the chili flakes makes it a fun dish to serve at parties!

<For 5 or 10 cup Zojirushi Rice Cookers>
Ingredients (serves 4-6):

To Cook in the Rice Cooker:

  • 3 cups (rice measuring cup) long grain white rice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. dried chili flakes
  • 8 oz. low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz. diced canned tomatoes in puree
  • Water as needed
  • 1 medium onion, minced

To Prepare Separately:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. medium shrimp
  • 6 oz. smoked sausage, sliced 1/4” thick

<For 3 cup Zojirushi Rice Cookers>
Ingredients (serves 2-3):

To Cook in the Rice Cooker:

  • 1.5 cups (rice measuring cup) long grain white rice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 tsp. dried chili flakes
  • 4 oz. low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 oz. diced canned tomatoes in puree
  • Water as needed
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced

To Prepare Separately:

  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 oz. medium shrimp
  • 3 oz. smoked sausage, sliced 1/4” thick
1

Measure rice accurately using the measuring cup that came with your rice cooker. Rinse quickly once, drain and place in the inner cooking pan.

2

In a separate bowl, mix the salt and spices into the chicken broth, and add to the inner cooking pan.

3

Add the diced tomatoes and puree, and if necessary, add water to reach the water scale marked “3” for “Mixed Rice” for 5 and 10 cup rice cookers, and up to “1.5” for 3 cup rice cookers.

4

Place the minced onion on top and cook using the “Mixed” setting.

5

When the rice cooker begins its countdown, sauté the shrimp and sausage in a frying pan with olive oil and garlic and place in a bowl.

6

When rice completes cooking, open the lid and transfer the rice to the bowl from step 5. Mix well and serve immediately.