Aldo’s Jambalaya

Aldo’s Jambalaya
Aldo’s Jambalaya

60 min


Gluten freeNut free

Ever heard of jambalaya? This Southern American rice dish comes in numerous versions. Familiar from Carrot Kitchen’s videos, Aldo is a young chef who makes his jambalaya with chicken. Grab this easy recipe and surprise your family with hearty & tasty jambalaya!

Aldo’s Jambalaya

  • 250 g brown rice
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 700 ml chicken or vegetable stock ( or 700 ml water + 1 ½ stock cubes)
  • 3 tbsp of crushed tomatoes
  • 50 g frozen peas
  1. Time to get going!

    Start by washing your hands. Measure the rice, put it in a sieve and rinse in cold running water to remove the starch. Place the sieve over a bowl and drain the rice for a while.

  2. Use the scissors

    Kitchen scissors are handy for chopping the chicken. Chop it into bite-sized pieces and let them wait on a plate. Wash your hands and scissors immediately.

  3. Chop the veggies

    Put the oil in a pot or high-sided pan, but do not warm it up yet. Peel and chop the onion and put it in the pot. Chop the bell pepper, garlic and chilli (if you’re using it). Put them aside for a while.

  4. Let’s fry!

    Heat up the pot and onions in it. Add the chicken and fry until golden brown (about 10 minutes). Then add all chopped vegetables and fry for 2 more minutes.

  5. Season with style

    Add grounded paprika and thyme to the pot. Add the stock and a bit of crushed tomatoes, just to season your jambalaya. Then add rice and peas.

  6. Let it simmer

    Bring the stock to boil. Cover with a lid and lower the heat. Gently simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until the rice is cooked and there’s no liquid left. If there is, remove the lid and let it evaporate.

  7. Time to enjoy!

    Ready to eat? Just stir your jambalaya and enjoy!


"Jambalaya is the American version of paella."

14 years

Tell us about your fav recipe jambalaya?

Originally from Louisiana, jambalaya comes in countless versions. Sometimes they say it’s the American version of Spanish paella.

Which Carrot Kitchen’s videos do you cook on? You can watch me cooking on Tico tico Quesadilla video. I’ve made these quesadillas at home as well, and they are easy to make and so delish.

What do you like to cook most? Once a week, I cook for everyone, mostly pasta dishes.

Who taught you to cook? My parents showed me how to cook. I also use cookbooks and nowadays the Carrot Kitchen app.

Whose kitchen would you love to visit? Gordon Ramsay’s, definitely.

The strangest food you’ve ever tasted? Grilled chicken hearts at a Brazilian restaurant in Singapore. They were exciting to eat but tasted just like… chicken!

Hot or mild? When it comes to seasoning food, I’m in the middle.

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