Green Pointer

Cooking Tools My Recipe Box My Pantry My Shopping List KitchenSync Find Recipes
Recipe Categories Appetizers Beverages Breads Breakfast Desserts Entrees For Baby Holiday Recipes Espresso Recipes Newlyweds Pasta Sauces and Dressings Sides Soups Spice Mixes
Jambalaya Vieux Carre
Vieux Carre is the endearing term New Orleans natives--known as Cajuns--call their "French Quarter." This is a recipe for genuine Cajun Jambalaya, "French Quarter" style
Recommended Servings
2 Tbs. corn oil
2 Tbs. flour
6-8 cups boned chicken meat, cut bite-size
5 cups Andouille sausage, or any pork sausage
4 cups shrimp, peeled
1/4 lb. butter
6 cups onion, chopped
3 cups bell pepper, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 Tbs. garlic, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 Tbs. whole basil
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
10 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 small can tomato paste
1 small piece salt pork, chopped
pinch of ground red pepper
1 1/4 cups uncooked wild rice
3 3/4 cups uncooked white rice
1 green onion, chopped

1. In a 4-quart saucepan, heat oil and add flour. Whisk until dark brown. Add chicken stock and whisk until totally blended. Add cubed chicken. Cook about 15-20 minutes and bring to a rolling boil.
2. Meanwhile chop and mince vegetables. In a 12-quart saucepan heat butter on high until totally melted and bubbling. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, jalapeno pepper, parsley, basil and Cajun seasoning. Stir well. Saute on high until onions begin to wilt. Add salt pork. Saute another 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and stir well. Bring back to a bubble and add tomato paste. Taste. Mixture should be slightly too salty. Add pork sausage and shrimp, stir well. Cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add cooked chicken and chicken stock mixture. Stir in well. Bring back to a boil and add uncooked wild rice. Stir well.
4. Bring back to a rolling boil, stir well, cover, simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Stir and add white rice. Cover for 5 minutes. Repeat until rice is 95% cooked, about 20-25 minutes. Cover, remove from heat and let stand at least 10 minutes. Add chopped green onion. Stir well and serve.


Servings: 20

Nutritional information per serving

No nutrition information available

Get Cooking! Recipe Contest

Think your recipe has what it takes to win? Let the Cuisinart culinary community be the judge. Enter our Get Cooking! contest and win a "Wake-up Those Taste Buds" Kitchen Collection!

Recipe Box, Pantry & Shopping List

Create a list based on all the ingredients you will need for your favorite recipes. Add ingredients, search recipes and manage your Shopping list. Its convenient, fun and so easy to use!

Cuisinart KitchenSync
Search for recipes, share them with friends or save them to your own Recipe Box. Watch videos or Keep track of your Pantry and manage you Shopping List. Available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire!