Closeup view of the Jambalaya Rice showing the rice, vegan meat, and fresh scallions.

Jambalaya Rice

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Jambalaya Rice is very easy to prepare and packed with fantastic flavors. It is an easy recipe that the whole family will eat, even pickiest kids or hubbies. No one would ever tellĀ  it is entirely vegan.



  • 1.5 cups rice, uncooked
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 Tbs Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbs thyme
  • 3 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 oz vegan sausage
  • 5 oz vegan chicken cubes
  • 1 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 small bunch scallions for garnish
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor combine onions, garlic, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, chopped tomatoes. Pulse until smooth, then set aside this tomato-onion paste.
  2. Heat remaining 3 Tbs vegetable oil in a large pot or casserole. Add vegan sausage, vegan chicken and fry for around 5 minutes. Remove from the pot, and add the green bell pepper to the hot oil. Fry for around 1 minute.
  3. Now add the tomato onion paste to the pot, cook for around 2 minutes. Give the rice, vegetable broth, Cajun seasoning, thyme to it and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Put a lid on top and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes. Stir frequently, and check that there is enough liquid in the mix. If not, add small amounts of water until everything is done. Finally add vegan sausage and vegan chicken again.


  • Serving Size: 2.5 cups
  • Calories: 768
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 1233 mg
  • Fat: 36 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 20.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: Jambalaya, vegan rice recipe, rice casserole, lunch, dinner, family food, meal prep