Jambalaya is originally a Caribbean Creole rice dish that has made it's way to Louisiana after being seasoned by both Spanish and French influence. It's said that when Spanish colonials tried to make paella without saffron, which was hard to get in America, they ended up creating Jambalaya. <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir LT Std'; min-height: 14.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 8.1px; font: 8.0px 'Avenir LT Std'} </style>

Cook our delicious Jambalaya in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Jambalaya. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Cajun Seasoning pot, a Jambalaya Stock pot and a Garlic Paste pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Jambalaya in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Jambalaya Stock
  • Garlic Paste

Your shopping list:

small onion
small celery stick
peppers (1 green, 1 red)
Basmati rice
tin black beans

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Fry the veg

    Heat a little oil in a large non-stick, lidded pan over medium heat and then fry the okra (if having) for 3 mins, or until it starts to brown. Then remove from the pan and set aside.

    Next, add the onion, celery and peppers and fry for 3 mins, or until softened. Then sprinkle in the CAJUN SEASONING with a splash of water. Meanwhile, boil the kettle.

  • 2.

    Add the Southern flavours

    Mix the GARLIC PASTE into the vegetables and cook for 1 min.

    Add the rice and the black beans to the vegetables and fry for 30 secs, then add 400ml boiling water and the JAMBALAYA STOCK to the pan. Stir it in thoroughly then bring it to the boil, reduce the heat to medium low and cover with a lid. Let it cook for 12-15 mins, adding a little more water after 10 mins, if needed.

  • 3.

    Finishing touches

    Stir the okra into the rice and let it cook, uncovered, for 2 more mins.

  • 4.


    Serve with a squeeze of lemon over it (if using).


Jambalaya Reviews

BASED ON reviews

James - Dec 10, 2019

Nice but more spicy than we expected

Helen - Nov 20, 2019

I risked cooking this for the children and they loved it! Swapped out the okra and green pepper and swapped in sweetcorn and peas, then served with tacos. Next time I’ll have to remember to put the lid on - that’ll be why the rice was a bit underdone, oops.

Sarah - Oct 09, 2019

My favourite so far!

Mairee - Oct 02, 2019


Rowena - Sep 06, 2019

Really liked this one. Very spicy

Iain - Sep 06, 2019

Not nice

Janet - Sep 05, 2019

This was a bit spicier than I expected it to be and I learned that I do not like okra. That said, the recipe did cook well in terms of ease and texture and my partner liked it. I cooled it down with some unsweetened soy yoghurt which made it work for me.

Ruth - Sep 04, 2019

This was tasty but not quite as varied as some of the recipes

Olivia - Aug 24, 2019

Favourite recipe- ideal with quorn and mixed veg.

Emma - Aug 12, 2019

Really tasty

Amy - Aug 05, 2019

Very nice

Theresa - Aug 01, 2019


Kate - Jul 18, 2019

It’s alright but not my favourite

Joana - Jul 16, 2019

I didn’t use peppers or celery because I don’t like it. I used a lot of okra tho.

Mandakini - Jul 09, 2019

Really liked this much more than expected. Very good portion size too

Daniel - Jul 02, 2019

Very flavourful, and smelled delicious. As previous posters said, I replaced okra with sugar snap peas. Only issue is that the online recipe differs from the one in the box e.g. one in the box doesn’t say to use black beans, lemons etc

Angela - Jul 01, 2019


Zoe - Jul 01, 2019

I felt this really lacked any depth of flavour. I have never had Jambalaya before and i wont be making it again

Alice - Jun 30, 2019

The recipe on the card is different to the one on the app... we followed the card as it seemed to make more sense. Tasted lovely, one of the best meals we’ve made. Just a tip- if you’re using frozen quorn you need to cook it for much longer than the 4 minutes stated on the recipe. I think that must be for fresh quorn.

Carol - Jun 21, 2019

Okay, but nothing special.

Wendy - Jun 09, 2019

We substituted sugar snap peas for Okra and also added spring onion (mainly because they are in the picture). We also doubled up on the ingredients as we do with most of you recipes. The Jambalaya was full of flavour and easy to make.

Aleyna - Jun 08, 2019

This one gets a bit thumbs up, super easy to make and really flavourful

Tom - May 21, 2019

Replaced the quorn with cauliflower... great

Claire - May 10, 2019

Loved it!

Matina - May 02, 2019

This was so tasty and if it wasn’t for my personal dislike for okra which could be left out in place of sugar snap peas then I would have given this five stars!

Karen - Apr 15, 2019

We loved this and having previously not liked quorn, we may be converted. Will definitely try this one again.

sarah - Apr 10, 2019


Ann - Mar 31, 2019

Was ok, spicy but something missing...

Victoria - Mar 25, 2019


Kevin - Mar 14, 2019

I love this dish. A total winner. So warm and flavoursome. As an alternative to okra, if you are unable to find it, I have used green beans. They provided a very similar texture and were a welcome and complimentary flavour to the dish. Really very good.

Alice - Feb 19, 2019


Alice - Feb 19, 2019

Blooming gorgeous!! So impressed.

Dima - Nov 19, 2018

Really good

Francesca - Oct 17, 2018


Ian - Oct 10, 2018

Loads of flavour, really nice

Nicki - Oct 04, 2018

I added prawns and smoked haddock to this and it was delish!

Linda - Sep 19, 2018

It was alright.

Charlotte - Sep 12, 2018


Ralph - Aug 27, 2018

Very very tasty, my favourite so far.

Natalie - Aug 23, 2018

Ordering this again and again

David - Aug 19, 2018

Really nice. I don’t do Quorn so swapped it for sweet potato and it was lush.

Cara - Aug 16, 2018

Love it!

Erica - Aug 15, 2018

Cooked for second time and lovely again

Rochelle - Aug 09, 2018

I used veggie sausage instead of Quorn chicken as I am having trouble eating that at the moment. Much better

Holly - Jul 31, 2018

Thought a second go would make me like it more, it was ok

Leighanne - Jul 18, 2018

Cooked this as per instructions with quorn, couldn't fault it, didn't use okra as knew we already didn't , like that,, looking forward to trying our others recipes

debbie - Jul 09, 2018

Loved this but won’t use okra next time

debbie - Jul 09, 2018

Really lovely but don’t recommend using the okra

debbie - Jul 09, 2018

Really lovely but don’t recommend using the okra

debbie - Jul 09, 2018

Really lovely but don’t recommend using the okra


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