Some jambalaya recipes with high ratings come from Food Network and Emeril Lagasse. Both recipes have high ratings, but the Food Network recipe takes about four hours, and the Emeril Lagasse recipe takes about 50 minutes.
To make the Food Network version of jambalaya, combine 1 pound of andouille sausage slices, 2 chopped green peppers, 2 stalks of celery, a bunch of chopped scallions and 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Also, add 1 cup or rice, 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne and 2 bay leaves. Cook the ingredients for three hours and 50 minutes, then add 1 pound of shrimp and cook it for an additional 10 minutes before serving.
To make the Emeril Lagasse version of jambalaya, combine 12 shrimp, 4 ounces of diced chicken and Emeril's Creole seasoning in a bowl. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 1/4 cup each of chopped onion, bell pepper and celery, and cook for three minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic, 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes, a bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon each of Worcestershire and hot sauce. Stir in 3/4 cup of rice and 3 cups of chicken stock.
Reduce the heat, and cook until the rice becomes tender, which takes about 15 minutes. When the rice cooks, add the meat mixture, and cook until done, which requires about 10 minutes. Season with pepper, salt and Emeril's Creole seasoning.