Downright Easy Jambalaya

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The flavor is best when the rice kernels are unbroken and not mushy.


  • 1 package Zatarain's dirty rice mix
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. This is best done in a rice cooker, but a microwave is alright.
  2. Sauté the onion, bell pepper and celery in cooking oil.
  3. Boil the chicken breasts and cut them into bite-size pieces.
  4. Parboil the sausage. Drain and chop finely or pulse in food processor.
  5. Combine all ingredients and adjust seasonings.
  6. Let sit for at least 1 hour.
  7. Warm in microwave, taking care not to stir too much.