We love big helpings of meat and rice, so jambalaya seemed like an excellent meal to try with OliveR. We used Emeril’s recipe:
Most of the prep was quick except for cleaning the shrimp. We made way too much of the ‘creole seasoning’ – at least we can use it to flavor future meals. Here’s everything chopped and marinating and ready to go:
After this, we just added ingredients to the pot and ran the heater and stirrer, following the instructions in the recipe. Total cooking time was around 45 minutes.
The jambalaya was more soupy than expected. We didn’t reduce this any further because the rice and meat were already cooked. The meat was very tender and and tasty.
Cleaning the shrimp was the biggest bottleneck in making this meal, so prep wasn’t trivial. After that though, OliveR was very helpful – it was nice to not have to babysit the sauteing vegetables at the start of the process and really nice to be able to drop in raw meat, leave for around half an hour, and come back to a prepared meal.