Red Beans & Rice is one of the most iconic Cajun recipes out there, but did you know it is also one of the most simple recipes?
There is some time involved, but it is definitely one of those recipes you can set and forget (for the most part). And if you’re on a budget, it can be one of the least expensive meals in your arsenal as well!
The ingredients can be as few or as many as you’d like. I typically keep it rather simple, but sometimes I like to add a little flare to mine… because why not?
Hey y’all! I’m so excited to be sharing one of my absolute favorite Cajun recipes! While I would love to tell you that this is a recipe handed down through generations, the truth is I ended up perfecting it myself over the past 10 years or so.
Unless you’ve grown up in Louisiana or know a thing or two about the Cajun heritage, you probably don’t have a clue what jambalaya means (or even that it really “means” anything at all). The name jambalaya comes from the combination of a few words– “jambon,” which means ham in French, and “aya,” an African word for rice. Combine the two, and you’ve got jambon a la yaya, which after many years of being spoken, was eventually shortened to one word that we all recognize today: jambalaya.