Yard House Jambalaya Recipe

Looking for the ideal recipe to recreate for the weekend dinner? I’m sure you’re looking for something satisfying and simple to prepare. And if you decided to pursue the Yard House Jambalaya recipe, then you are unquestionably in the right place!

Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana cuisine that is sure to impress any crowd. It is packed with all kind of hearty ingredients and spices, making it ideal for a weekend meal or any casual gathering. The best thing about this dish is how promptly and effortlessly you can make it to your preferences. So, whether you prefer your jambalaya mild or spicy, there will always be a way to create it just the way you like it.

So, if you are you in the mood for some southern cooking, you need to try this spicy jambalaya yard house recipe! This dish is full of flavor and will definitely fill you up. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

Yard House Jambalaya Recipe

Yard House Jambalaya Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: LouisianaDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

343

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Yard house is a casual American restaurant and sports bar, with an extensive menu of fresh seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian items. The restaurant is known for its large portions, friendly service, and lively atmosphere.

If had been to yard house and tried their jambalaya I bet you were looking forward to recreate it again for a family dinner. So, here is the easiest recipe for Yard house jambalaya.

Ingredients

  • Cajun seasoning

  • Bay leaves

  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, diced

  • 1 pound chicken, diced

  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 cup Long grain Jasmin rice

  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth

  • Tools
  • Medium Sized Bowl

  • Dutch oven or Cooking Pot

  • Spatula

  • Spoon

how to make Yard House Spicy Jambalaya

  •  Season the Shrimp: Firstly, Take your deveined and peeled shrimp and add all the Cajun Seasoning into it. Apply the whole seasoning gently over the shrimp and keep aside to marinate a bit.Season the Shrimp
  • Fry the Andouille Sausage: Take a large pot or Dutch oven, heat two table spoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced Andouille Sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage turns into nice golden brown. When done, remove the sausages from the pot and keep aside.Fry the Andouille Sausage
  • Sautee the Vegetables: Put the celery and green bell pepper in the remaining oil from the sausage frying saucepan. Include the minced onion and garlic as well. Sauté all the vegetables for at least two minutes.Sautee the Vegetables
  • Add the diced tomatoes: After your vegetables looks soft and cooked add a little tomato sauce in the oil and stir fry for a minute. And at this point add all the diced tomato in the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes.Add the diced tomatoes
  • Add Seasoning: Add oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, bay leaves and basically all the seasoning in the pot. Cook everything for about 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are properly cooked.
    Add Seasoning
  •  Add Chicken Broth and Fried Sausages: Now, Add the chicken broth, and the fried sausages in the pot. Stir well and bring to a boil. It will take around ten minutes to reach the boiling point.Add Chicken Broth and Fried Sausages
  • Add Uncooked Rice: After you see the whole season packed vegetables starts boiling add the rice in it. Remember, before adding you must rinse the rice properly. Stir the rice and spread it properly around the pot.
    Add Uncooked Rice
  • Cook the Rice: Reduce the heat to low and simmer. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through.Cook the Rice
  • Add the Marinated Shrimp: After ten minutes you had put the rice, add the previously marinated shrimp in the pot. Give the mix a good stir and again cover it with a lid.  
    Add the Marinated Shrimp
  • Ready to Serve: After about ten minutes you had added the shrimp open the lid and check if the rice is properly cooked. If yes, you are ready to serve if not, close the lid for another two minutes in low heat. After it’s thoroughly cooked Stir in the chopped green onion and serve.
    serve

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Ingredients

  • Cajun seasoning
  • Bay leaves
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, diced
  • 1 pound chicken, diced
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup Long grain Jasmin rice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth

Necessary Tools

  • Medium Sized Bowl
  • Dutch oven or Cooking Pot
  • Spatula
  • Spoon

Instructions

1. Season the Shrimp:

Firstly, Take your deveined and peeled shrimp and add all the Cajun Seasoning into it. Apply the whole seasoning gently over the shrimp and keep aside to marinate a bit.

2. Fry the Andouille Sausage:

Take a large pot or Dutch oven, heat two table spoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced Andouille Sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage turns into nice golden brown. When done, remove the sausages from the pot and keep aside.

3. Sautee the Vegetables:

Put the celery and green bell pepper in the remaining oil from the sausage frying saucepan. Include the minced onion and garlic as well. Sauté all the vegetables for at least two minutes.

 4. Add the diced tomatoes:

After your vegetables looks soft and cooked add a little tomato sauce in the oil and stir fry for a minute. And at this point add all the diced tomato in the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Add Seasoning:

Add oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, bay leaves and basically all the seasoning in the pot. Cook everything for about 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are properly cooked.

6. Add Chicken Broth and Fried Sausages:

Now, Add the chicken broth, and the fried sausages in the pot. Stir well and bring to a boil. It will take around ten minutes to reach the boiling point.

7. Add Uncooked Rice:

After you see the whole season-packed vegetables start boiling add the rice in it. Remember, before adding you must rinse the rice properly. Stir the rice and spread it properly around the pot.

8. Cook the Rice:

Reduce the heat to low and simmer. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through.

9. Add the Marinated Shrimp:

After ten minutes you had put the rice, add the previously marinated shrimp in the pot. Give the mix a good stir and again cover it with a lid.  

10. Ready to Serve!

After about ten minutes you added the shrimp open the lid and check if the rice is properly cooked. If yes, you are ready to serve if not, close the lid for another two minutes in low heat. After it’s thoroughly cooked Stir in the chopped green onion and serves.

Loved this recipe but wondering which side dish to serve it with? Try making this delicious Chick Broccoli Salad and you will love the combination!

Special Tips

Jambalaya is a dish that originates from Louisiana and is a mixture of rice, vegetables, and meat. It is a popular dish that is served during Mardi Gras and is often made with chicken, sausage, and shrimp. There are many different ways to make jambalaya, but there are some tips that you should keep in mind when you are making this dish.

First, you should always start by browning the meat in a skillet. This will give the jambalaya a richer flavor. You should then add the rice and vegetables to the skillet and stir to combine.

Next, you will need to add the broth. You can use either beef or chicken broth. If you are using shrimp, you will need to add shrimp broth here.

Once the broth has been added, you will need to bring the jambalaya to a boil. Once it has reached a boiling point, you will need to reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

After the jambalaya has simmered, you will need to add the shrimp. If you are using frozen shrimp, you will need to thaw them before you add them to the jambalaya. You should cook the shrimp for about 5 minutes or until they are pink and cooked through.

Once the shrimp have been added, you will need to stir in the green onions and parsley. You can then serve the jambalaya hot with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is jambalaya?
Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence, consisting of meat and vegetables stewed together with rice.

What kind of meat is used in jambalaya?
Typically, chicken, sausage, and seafood are used in jambalaya. But if you like pork or beef and even lamb you can add them accordingly. This is the beauty of jambalaya you can add flavor and ingredients according to your choices,

What vegetables are used in jambalaya?
Onions, bell peppers, and celery are the most common vegetables used in jambalaya.

What kind of rice is used in jambalaya?
Long-grain rice is typically used in jambalaya. You can use the long grain jasmine rice like our recipe above. The jasmine rice has a beautiful fragrance that adds so much difference in the taste of the whole dish.

How is jambalaya served?
Jambalaya is typically served with a side of green onion and a dollop of Louisiana hot sauce. But you can add any side dish with this meal. You can add lightly done salad or even any meaty stew with it. But Jambalaya is a whole package you can literally enjoy it with just a drink beside of it.

What are some variations of jambalaya?
There are many variations of jambalaya, but some common ones include shrimp jambalaya, chicken and sausage jambalaya, and vegetarian jambalaya.

Nutrition Facts of Yard House Jambalaya Recipe

Servings1
Kcal343g
Protein26.1g
Carbohydrates21.2g
Fat26.1g
Sodium85g
Cholesterol10g

Conclusion:

Jambalaya is a popular Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. It typically consists of meat and vegetables simmered in a spiced tomato sauce. Jambalaya is often referred to as a “one-pot meal” As you had seen above it can be made in a single pot.

This Yard House Jambalaya Recipe is a great way to make a delicious and hearty jambalaya that is packed with flavor. The sausage, chicken, and shrimp all work together to create a dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. So, don’t forget to try this at home and when you do, share those your version of yard house jambalaya with us in the comment section.

Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Lindsay G. Cabral

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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