Friday Night Fakeaway Cajun Style

Fakeaway is back, but lockdown style. Couldn’t get chorizo so used spicy hot salami, ran out of paprika but had Cajun seasoning so used that instead of paprika and cayenne as it contained both, didn’t have any chives. Other than that this is what’s in the bowl.

My partner’s first question was “can you do this with chicken” yep and we’ll find out tomorrow as there’s enough sauce, rice and sausage left to add chicken to.

Instant Pot Jambalaya

A quick yummy dish filled with prawns, chorizo and Creole flavours.


• 1 tbsp olive oil

• 1 lb prawns, thawed if frozen

• 1 round chorizo sausage, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch/1cm pieces

• 1 can diced tomatoes

• 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced

• 1 medium onion diced

• 2 cloves garlic minced

• 1 pack cauliflower rice, or rice head of small cauliflower yourself, or 1 bag of konjak/naked rice

• 1 cup chicken or beef stock

• 1/2 tsp garlic granules

• 1/2 tsp paprika

• 1 tsp sea salt

• 1/4 tsp black pepper

• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for a little more heat than just paprika and chorizo

• 1 tsp oregano

• 1/2 tsp dried thyme

• 1/2 tsp onion powder

• 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

• Fresh chives, chopped for garnish

• 1 tbsp arrowroot powder, to thicken liquid of jambalaya

• 2 tbsp water

• Turn Instant Pot to “saute” mode. Heat olive oil for 1 minute.

• Add in onions, peppers, and garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften.

• Add in sliced chorizo, diced tomatoes, stock, and spices.

• Lock lid and cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.

• Manually release the pressure. Hit “cancel/keep warm”, then turn to “saute” mode.

• Bring to a boil, then add in the cauliflower/konjak rice and thawed prawns.

• Cook for 5-7 minutes until the prawns are pink and cooked through and the cauliflower rice is tender (if using frozen or fresh cauliflower rice, if using konjak rice just heat through)

• Mix arrowroot powder + water to create a slurry.

• Add in slurry and stir to thicken.

• Serve topped chopped chives.


Calories: 404kcal

Carbohydrates: 10g

Protein: 36g

Fat: 22g

Fibre: 5g

Net Carbs: 5g

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