Zatarains New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix

Is this jambalaya rice mix a good buy?


Review: Zatarains New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix

Published 17:36 pm

I've always found Zatarain's to be tasty and I can scarcely pass their products in the supermarket aisle without pondering buying one or two boxes. I will usually pick some up if I expect to be particularly busy that week. If nothing else, I will be able to look forward to some good, nourishing meals if I can't cook them myself that week!

Their Jambalaya Mix is a flavor I had never tried. If I'm buying packaged dinners I usually like all-in-one preparations. I tend to shy away from those that call for you to add meat or chicken. It's just a convenience thing for me, I guess. The Jambalaya Mix does call for you to add chicken or seafood or sausage to make it a meal, but I thought I'd purchase it and use it as a side dish instead, since it's essentially uncooked rice with spices and some dehydrated peppers, onions, and garlic.

The Jambalaya Mix is easy enough to prepare as a side dish. If you're using meat or seafood it needs to be thoroughly cooked beforehand, so that can be a little time-consuming if you don't have any ready-made or leftover. It takes about twenty-five minutes for the rice to cook completely, so be patient, and don't start it when you're starving, or that twenty-five minutes will take forever.

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Unfortunately, taste-wise, I didn't find this product to live up to what I was expecting. It's far too spicy to eat simply as a side dish in my opinion. While it didn't taste awful, the spices definitely need toning down. I suppose if I had made this with meat that might have made more of a difference. The spices might not have been so concentrated and the mildness of the meat or seafood would have probably balanced the tastes out. Overall, I would give this product a three out of five rating. I will probably buy it again, but only if I have (or plan to have) some leftover seafood or something to put into it. However, if you like your food very spicy, this dish will propel you absolutely heavenward.

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