September 12th, 2016

Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

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My rice cooker is probably the most used small appliance in my kitchen. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it. And now that I’ve tried the Hamilton Beach 4-20 Cup Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker, I even use my rice cooker to make delicious dishes like this Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya.

Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

As the name suggests, this rice cooker is for so much more than just cooking rice!

You can also use it for oatmeal, grits, and cream of wheat, as well as grains like farro and quinoa.

Plus, it steams vegetables and fish, and can be used for flavored rice mixes, beans, soups and one pot meals.


The Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker has some great features that I really love.

First of all, there are different, easy-to-select buttons for whatever you might be cooking. My old rice cooker just had a “cook” button, so I was always nervous about using it for anything but rice.

I also love the timer that shows how much cooking time is left. That’s especially handy when my kids ask when dinner will be ready!

Not to mention, the steamer basket doubles as a colander for rinsing your rice, and if you want to wake up to hot oatmeal in the morning, just use the delay start function and you’ll have a hot and hearty breakfast waiting for you!

But I especially love using my rice cooker for easy one pot meals!

Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

There’s a Cajun restaurant in town that my whole family loves, and I always order their jambalaya.

It’s moist and flavorful, without being soupy, and I wanted to recreate it in my rice cooker.

I have to say, it turned out perfectly! And it couldn’t have been easier.

I just browned some peppers, onions and garlic with andouille sausage, then added it all to the rice cooker with some white rice, chicken broth, cooked shredded chicken and Cajun seasonings.

Forty-five minutes later, dinner was served!

Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

My whole family loved this dish, and kept commenting on how good it was between bites. And I happily ate the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Just be sure to scrape every last bit from your skillet into the rice cooker for the best flavor!

And feel free to make it a little spicier by adding some cayenne pepper.

Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Classic Cajun jambalaya with chicken and sausage, conveniently made in your rice cooker.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 13.5 ounces andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper and saute until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and sausage and cook until everything is well browned.
  2. Add the rice and broth to the rice cooker. Add the sauteed vegetables and sausage, along with the chicken. Stir in the seasoning and pepper and mix well.
  3. Set rice cooker to cook. When rice is done, stir in the green onions and parsley and serve immediately.
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Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

What would you make in the Hamilton Beach 4-20 Cup Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker?



  1. I love rice cookers and I LOVE let’s dish recipes!!! In fact I cooked one of your recipes last night!

  2. Dianne Whipple says:

    I love Rice cookers and I especially like Let’s Dish Recipes. This Jamalaya recipe looks delicious. I might try it today.

  3. Dana Blacker says:

    I would make lemon rice with almonds or sweet rice. I would love to try Scottish oatmeal in it too. Will send you recipes.

  4. I would make slow cooker mushroom risotto.

  5. I would make this recipe first! I might have to make it with what I’ve got. Looks awesome!

  6. Looks so yummy!

  7. Natalie Tycksen says:

    This is awesome! And I just dropped my rice cooker — and killed it. :(. Love seeing your recipes!!

  8. I’m thinking I would make a sort of Mexican green rice, with cilantro and green chiles. Doesn’t that sound good?

  9. Sharon Compton says:

    I’d like to make your chicken and sausage jambalaya! It looks fantastic!

  10. Cilantro lime rice! Tried and true with a little manchego sprinkled on top.

  11. What a delicious dish! I love southern food and Jambalaya is one of my favorites! I have never made Jambalaya at home but I do have a rice cooker and your recipe looks really easy! So I guess it’s time for me to give it a try!

  12. This looks wonderful.

  13. I would eat this for days and days! I can’t wait to try a rice dish in my slow cooker…. and this is the one I will try first!

  14. I love using the rice cooker for oatmeal!


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