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Jambalaya with Ham - Easy Jambalaya Rice Recipe

Jambalaya with Ham is the perfect leftover ham recipe after the holidays.  This quick and easy jambalaya rice recipe is a one pan version that comes together in 30 minutes.  This is a jambalaya recipe without shrimp. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy jambalaya, Jambalaya, Jambalaya with Ham, Jambalaya with leftover ham, leftover ham recipe, one pan jambalaya, quick jambalaya
Servings: 8
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups ham, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5) ounce cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice (NOT INSTANT)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter and lightly brown ham.
    Jambalaya with Ham is the perfect leftover ham recipe after the holidays.  This quick and easy jambalaya rice recipe is a one pan version that comes together in 30 minutes.  This is a jambalaya recipe without shrimp. 
  • Add diced onion and green pepper, and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Jambalaya with Ham is the perfect leftover ham recipe after the holidays.  This quick and easy jambalaya rice recipe is a one pan version that comes together in 30 minutes.  This is a jambalaya recipe without shrimp. 
  • Add minced garlic, and saute for another 30 seconds.
  • To the skillet, add un-drained tomatoes, water, rice and Tabasco.
  • Cover with a tight fitting lid, and simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Occasionally stir lightly.
    Jambalaya with Ham is the perfect leftover ham recipe after the holidays.  This quick and easy jambalaya rice recipe is a one pan version that comes together in 30 minutes.  This is a jambalaya recipe without shrimp. 
  • Season with salt to taste before serving.
    Jambalaya with Ham is the perfect leftover ham recipe after the holidays.  This quick and easy jambalaya rice recipe is a one pan version that comes together in 30 minutes.  This is a jambalaya recipe without shrimp. 

Notes

  • This version of jambalaya is special because it's a jambalaya without shrimp.  Instead we use ham. 
  • Cook this in a skillet that has a tight fitting lid like this one
  • Use canned diced tomatoes; do not drain.
  • A 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes can be substituted for (2) 14.5 ounce cans. 
  • Jarred minced garlic can be used.  Be sure not to let the garlic burn. 
  • Use regular white rice, not the instant variety. 
  • Tabasco is 100% optional.  My family does not like heat; so I omit.  If your family likes it really spicy, add more than the 1/8 teaspoon that the recipe calls for. 
  • I love how this is a one pan jambalaya recipe.  This makes for easy cleanup.
  • My favorite recipe for a spiral ham is this 3 Ingredient version featuring orange cream soda in the crock pot. 

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg