- Case of 12 8-ounce boxes (96 total ounces)
- Made with enriched rice, onions, bell peppers, and paprika
- Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; six servings per box
- Easy-to-prepare mix; cooks in under 30 minutes
- Bring the bold flavors of New Orleans home to your table
Should have gotten a smaller pack
They Changed the Product
We ate it a couple of times and I must saw we did like the taste.
One day I tore open the packaging when my son started crying. I went to him and left the packaging on the counter. I came back a minute later and my countertop was crawling with tiny little bugs that could have been mistaken for spices if they weren’t moving! I emptied the back in a zip-loc and it was full of these little bugs crawling around. If I would of put the packaging directly in the water i’m sure the bugs would have died instantly in the water.
I was completely disgusted and called the company. The woman on the line was completely unfazed saying it seemed that my product was contaminated and that these things happen! Happen to who?!!
She continued to say she could send me free boxes or some coupons if I would provide my address.
I informed her that the last thing I want is an other box of this stuff in my house and hung up.
DO NOT BUY!
An easy winner
When I had more time, I tried mixing smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The chicken was marinated with an off-the-shelf louisiana cajun style marinade and then grilled. Slice and put the chicken in at the end when the rest is done (or the chicken will dry out being “cooked” a second time) and it was fantastic. Since the point of this meal is to be quick, I only did this method once, but it was great.
Only downside is that the meal is a bit oily, and leaves a residue at the bottom of your dish. This just reminds you that this dish is better served as a guilty pleasure than an everyday meal.
A Family Favorite … And Easy, Too!
When we make this jambalaya at home (at least once a week), we add chicken, as well as some fresh andouille sausage that our local grocery makes. I often have people beg me for the recipe, then have to tell them that it was a mix. Not only is this a great-tasting, hearty meal, it couldn’t be easier to prepare; and it only takes about 30 minutes! And with the $10 discount that Amazon is offering right now, the price on this 12-pack can’t be beat.
Y U M M Y……R I C E….!
But others, like myself, have only two — or only one– person for whom to buy food. Thus, I think that BOTH large quantity packaging, (12), and small quantity packaging, (4?), should be made available.
As for the product itself, it is truly superb! It has just the right amount of spice, and just the right kind of spice. It will not burn your taste-buds as some overly-spicy rice does…nor will it bore your taste-buds, as too-plain rice does. To quote Goldilocks: “This one is JUST right!”
Totally yummy! But I don’t want to have to eat quite so much!
Love, love, love this Jambalaya!!
Typo in directions?
Effortless Meal / Adds Flavor to Vegetarian Diet
MY FAVORITE MEAL
First, I fix the rice. That only takes about 25 minutes and is nothing more complicated than boiling water. Then, in a separate pan I cook some kind of vegetarian sausage (I used to use boca sausage, but that seems to have been discontinued). I usually season it with pepper, a bit of soy sauce, and garlic. I prefer to wait for them to get crispy on the verge of burnt. That seems to help them keep their flavor. After that, I put some green peppers, onions, and spinach in with the sausage. Finally, I put it all into the pot with the rice. I cook the vegetables/sausage separately from the rice because I want them to retain their flavor. It gives the jambalaya a more complicated taste.
Make space for this in your pantry. One box serves six (not counting whatever meat/vegetables you add), so for an individual you’ll have 72 meals with this! If you only fix this meal once or twice a week, you are looking at about a year’s worth of jambalaya. It’s a great value 🙂
Zatarain doesn’t disappoint.
This is a “must have” for those who love authentic Jambalaya but don’t want to make it from scratch.