Rice Cooker Sausage Jambalaya – An easy one pot rice dish filled with sausage and black-eyed peas. It only has 5 ingredients!
Hey everyone! I have a fun new feature on my blog called Cajun Cookin’. I’m so excited to share some of my recipes that are very near and dear to my heart. They come from one of the best cuisines on Earth-Cajun Food! Okay, maybe I’m a little biased, but our food down here in Louisiana has so much flavor, and I’m excited to share some of these dishes with you.
I thought I’d start off with an easy weeknight Cajun dish, Rice Cooker Sausage Jambalaya. Normally Jambalaya is a Sunday dinner at our house, but every now and then, it’s nice to enjoy on a busy weeknight.
This dish couldn’t get easier! Five ingredients and a rice cooker and you are on your way to a great Cajun dinner!
Plus, you’ve got your protein and sides all in one pot. Less clean up=a happier mommy!
UPDATE: This recipe has been modified to make it lower in sodium as of 12/28/15. I reduced the amount of french onion soup and replaced it with water. I also replaced black-eyed peas with bacon to a regular can of black-eyed peas. This helped cut down on the salt quite a bit. We really enjoyed it!
- 1/2 lb. smoked sausage, thinly sliced
- 1/2 can french onion soup (about a 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can Rotel (mild) or diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can blackeyed peas, undrained
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice*
- *If using the rice cooker measuring cup, use 2 of those cups for the rice since they are actually 3/4 cup.
- Mix all ingredients in rice cooker.
- Start the rice cooker.
- Once it finishes, allow it to set for 5 minutes. (Do not lift the lid).
- Turn the rice cooker back on again. It will cook for a shorter cycle this time. Let it set for 10 minutes after it goes off.
- Stir and check rice to make sure it is done. If not, add a little more water (about 2 tbsp), stir, and set it to cook again.
*I used an 8 cup rice cooker. You can find one HERE.
**I also use medium-grain rice.
UPDATE: This recipe has been modified to make it lower in sodium as of 12/28/15. I reduced the amount of french onion soup and replaced it with water. I also replaced black-eyed peas with bacon to a regular can of black-eyed peas. This helped cut down on the salt quite a bit.
Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD 2-8-Cups (Cooked) Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel
Proctor Silex 37534NR Rice Cooker, 8 Cups Cooked, White
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