I’ve never been to New Orleans (or Louisiana at all, for that matter). I’m more of a stay at home and cook type of person than a party in the streets until dawn type of person (though both types are awesome and I’m sure some people love doing both).
That being said, I am always up for new cuisines, and Louisiana originated food is definitely uncharted territory for me! So I decided to give it to go, and because Jambalaya has a lot in common with Paella, one of my favorite Spanish recipes (keep an eye out for it on the blog), I whipped out my chef’s pan and got cooking!
Traditional Jambalaya contains sausage, but this can easily be switched out for a plant-based option. Or use real sausage. Whatever floats your boat. Also unlike traditional Jambalaya, this recipe can be completed in less than an hour!