A while back my coworker Kim had the misfortune of her freezer messing up. She had to quickly cook a lot of the meat she had frozen and one of the things she cooked was this easy oven jambalaya. She brought some to work for our lunch the next day and it was SO good! She gave me the recipe and I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve made it since. My husband is always asking for it, even my picky daughter loves it!
The recipe calls for Uncle Ben’s original rice. Make sure to get that, Kim said that it does make a difference! The ingredients do sound a bit strange for a jambalaya but trust me, this is one of the best jambalayas I’ve ever had! You can be creative with your proteins also. While jambalaya does typically contain chicken and sausage, shrimp would be delicious and so would crawfish (I know because I did it!).
Easy Oven Jambalaya
Recipe from the Barth/Cutrera Family
1 can French Onion Soup
1 can beef broth
1 small can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup green onions
2 cups Uncle Ben’s Original uncooked rice
1 tbsp minced garlic
Tony’s Creole seasoning and thyme to taste
1 lb. boneless diced chicken and sliced smoked sausage (or shrimp, or crawfish)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Pour into an oven-safe casserole that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Cover with foil and bake for an hour and a half.