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A New Jambalaya- A Spin On An Already Delicious Dish

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My husband has always been a fan of the idea of Jambalaya. He loves shrimp and he loves Polish Kielbasa. Plus, he could eat rice every night if I made it. I like the idea because it is basically a one-pot meal and the prep work is the most time-consuming. The only issue is that the Mister has never been a fan of Cajun and Creole seasoning. So, I spent some time wracking my brain trying to come up with a new jambalaya recipe that he would love and the kids would eat. I combined some of the foods that he loves (like shrimp, sausage, & ginger) and put an Asian spin on the classic Jambalaya dish.

A New Jambalaya- A Spin On A Delicious Dish

For this New Jambalaya, I decided to combine the basic ingredients of Jambalaya with a Teriyaki flavor. Since the cooking portion of this recipe goes rather quickly, I made sure to do all of my prep work beforehand. I chopped every vegetable, diced every meat, prepared my homemade Teriyaki Sauce and cooked the rice & noodles.

Chopped-vegetables- new-jambalaya meat-for-new-jambalaya

*2 Quick Notes-

1- There is no specified amount of vegetables. It is purely As Desired.

2- If you hate peeling garlic- the sticky fingers, the tedious work, or you just hate peeling them individually… then this is one kitchen gadget you won’t regret purchasing:

Once you have everything ready to go, Heat a deep skillet on high heat (a cast iron wok would be perfect for this). Add 2 Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp of garlic, 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, 1/4 cup onion, chicken breast, & 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce. Cook for 6 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 2 more minutes then spoon into a bowl.


In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp butter, 1/2 Tbsp garlic, 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger, 1/8 cup onion, shrimp, & 1/8 cup of teriyaki sauce. Cook for 4 minutes (or until shrimp are cooked. Spoon into bowl with the chicken & sausage.


In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp butter and scrape all of the goodness at the bottom. Add all vegetables & 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce. Cover & cook for 5 minutes.

Add in rice, meat, & 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce. Cook for 2 minutes, Stirring constantly to incorporate all of the ingredients together.

Remove from heat, add In noodles, & stir.

Remove from heat & stir in noodles (optional).


Serve & enjoy this New Jambalaya!

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A New Jambalaya- A Spin On A Delicious Dish

This New Jambalaya is a combination with the basic ingredients of Jambalaya and an Asian/ Teriyaki Fusion.

Servings 3 people


  • 1 Chicken Breast diced
  • 1 pack Polish Kielbasa diced
  • 1/2 lb Shrimp
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger
  • 1/4 + 1/8 Cup Onion chopped
  • 2 1/2 Cup Rice cooked
  • 1 Cup Udon Noodles cooked
  • 2 Cup Teriyaki Sauce SEE ABOVE FOR RECIPE!
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Mushrooms
  • Snap Peas
  • Pineapple
  • Bean Sprouts


  1. Chop all ingredients & prepare rice.

  2. In a large skillet on high heat, add 2 Tbsp garlic, 2 Tbsp ginger, 2 Tbsp Butter, 1/4 C onion, Chicken, & 1/4 C teriyaki sauce.

  3. Cook for 6 minutes.

  4. Add Sausage & cook for 2 minutes

  5. Spoon into bowl.

  6. In same pan, add 1 Tbsp Butter, 1/2 Tbsp garlic, 1/2 Tbsp ginger, 1/8 C onion, Shrimp,, & 1/8 C teriyaki sauce.

  7. Cook for 4 minutes.

  8. Spoon into bowl with chicken & sausage.

  9. In the same pan, Add 1 Tbsp butter.

  10. Scrape all the bits from pan.

  11. Add all veggies & 1/2 C teriyaki sauce.

  12. Cover & cook for 5 minutes.

  13. Add in rice, meat, & remaining teriyaki sauce.

  14. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  15. Remove from heat & stir in noodles.

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