This rice cooking recipe is based on the one that Zojirushi have in the recipes section of their website. It is well worth taking a look at to get some inspiration as to how to get the most out of your rice cooker. I love just throwing a bunch of ingredients into my rice cooker and then sitting back to wait for my food. It is a quick and delicious way to cook! I have never eaten authentic Jambalaya so I do not know what it should taste like. This dish is one I have eaten quite a few times and the recipe below is my current favorite. It is better to add too much than too little water/stock. I think this is because of the amount of ingredients that are also add to the pot. Using home made stock helps to give it a richer flavor but you can substitute this for water and half a stock cube. The recipe below is enough for two.


  • 1 rice cooker measuring cup of rice
  • 4-6 chicken spare ribs
  • 3-4 small sausages
  • 2 slices medium-thick cooked ham
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • bunch of parsley
  • 1 1/2 rice cooker measuring cups of home made stock
  • black pepper
  • thyme
  • chill powder


Preparation time is about 15 minutes. Then you have to wait another hour for the rice cooker to actually cook your food.

  1. Wash rice thoroughly and drain in colander.
  2. Chop up ingredients.
  3. Jambalaya Ingredients

  4. Add rice, meat, vegetables stock and herbs to inner cooking bowl.
  5. Jambalaya In Rice Cooking Bowl

  6. Place into rice cooker and cook using standard white rice setting.
  7. After about 1 hour your meal will be ready.

My Jambalaya

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