Meal Monday: Shrimp Jambalaya Freekeh Recipe + Giveaway

Freekeh Shrimp Jambalaya #lovefreekeh #freekehDisclaimer:  Freekeh Food was provided to me free of charge for the purposes of this product review and giveaway through my affiliation with Sweat Pink.  As always all opinions are my very own.  Now let’s go #GetYourFreekehOn #LoveFreekeh #Freekeh.

Can you believe Summer is OVER and today’s Labor Day?  You know what that means?  Even shorter days and cooler nights.  Which is perfect because Fall is my favorite season anyway.  That means we move into the mood for more heartier food like jambalaya.

This dish right here is a Southern favorite with a little twist, instead of rice we are using Freekeh grain.  What is Freekeh?  Well I’m glad you asked let me share a little about it before I go in on this recipe.

The word itself is Arabic for “to rub”.  It’s quite interesting how the grain was created.  A village in the Middle East was attacked and their crop of green wheat set on fire.  The village couldn’t afford to lose the crop otherwise they would have starved so the local villagers took the burnt grain, rubbed away the charred pieces, cooked it and voila they created Freekeh grain and now it’s being shared with the masses.  It’s organic, contains 6 grams of protein per serving compared to white and brown rice and is only 130 calories per serving compared to quinoa and wheat with the lowest amount of carbs per serving compared to white rice, brown rice, quinoa and wheat.  It’s nutrition packed.

Now that you’ve received a little history lesson, let me share with you one of their absolutely delicious recipes found in the Freekeh Cookbook which is a delicious change to a traditional American dish – JAMBALAYA.


  • 1 package-6 links chicken andouille sausage, diced and browned
  • 2-3 large sweet peppers, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 10 garlic cloves, diced (modify to your tastebuds)
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes (including liquid)
  • 1 8-ounce package cracked Freekeh (approx. 1 1/3 cups) (any variety of freekeh, Original,
    Rosemary Sage or Tamari work well in this recipe)
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce you enjoy
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 10-12 large shrimp, peeled, deveined and rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garnish with diced cilantro or parsley


Pour olive oil in pot, next brown the chicken andouille sausage and set aside.  Next add garlic and onions to the pot and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  Then add remaining ingredients plus chicken andouille to the pot and bring to a boil and then turn down to low-medium and cook for 10 minutes.  Last add shrimp and let cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through.  Do not overcook the shrimp.

Serves approximately 4 to 8 people.

Freekah Shrimp Jambalaya Up Close and Personal

Doesn’t that sound delicious and spicy?  Well you have a chance to win your very own Freekeh Cookbook and package of Freekeh roasted green wheat (either original, rosemary sage, or tamari).  All you have to do to enter is complete as many entries below as you can.  The more entries you complete, the greater your chances of winning.

Freekeh Cookbook and Food Giveaway

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Do you like jambalaya? 

Have you ever heard of or tried Freekeh?

26 Replies to "Meal Monday: Shrimp Jambalaya Freekeh Recipe + Giveaway"

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    Brittney House September 7, 2015 (7:28 pm)

    I would love the original.

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    Aaron September 7, 2015 (10:11 pm)

    I would most like to try the original.

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    steph September 7, 2015 (10:45 pm)

    I would love to try that…or shrimp and grits!

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    Darlene Cruz
    September 8, 2015 (5:35 am)

    The original will do:-)

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    Robert Kuperberg September 8, 2015 (10:38 am)

    Rosemary Sage. Great on chicken plus my wife’s name is Rosemary

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    AER September 8, 2015 (5:46 pm)

    I’d love to try the original! I think I could make so many recipes using it!

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    Christine September 8, 2015 (7:46 pm)

    want to try the original please

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    Stephanie Galbraith September 9, 2015 (9:25 pm)

    I want to try the Rosemary Sage.

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    Sarah N September 10, 2015 (12:34 pm)

    I want to try the rosemary

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    Ally September 10, 2015 (11:16 pm)

    Rosemary sage is just my style, tamari is more my boyfriend’s!

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    Annamarie V September 11, 2015 (11:05 am)

    I really want to try the tamari, as soon as I saw the package I thought that sounds so good.

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    Denise S September 11, 2015 (8:33 pm)

    I would love to try the Rosemary Sage.

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    Kim D September 11, 2015 (8:38 pm)

    I would love to try the Rosemary Sage one!

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    Noel September 13, 2015 (5:34 pm)

    I think Rosemary Sage sounds delicious!

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    Sharon Kaminski September 14, 2015 (1:41 pm)

    I would like to try the Tamari.

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    Laura Royal September 15, 2015 (6:00 pm)

    I would like to try Tamari the most.

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    Sarah Oswald
    September 15, 2015 (8:44 pm)

    Rosemary Sage sounds wonderful so I would love to try that one.

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    September 16, 2015 (11:58 am)

    Love freekeh and would stick to the original flavor.

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    September 16, 2015 (12:16 pm)

    oh the tamari sounds DELISH!

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    Tonya Atkinson September 16, 2015 (2:13 pm)

    I would like to start off with the original.

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    Richard Brandt September 18, 2015 (8:40 pm)

    I’d like to try the Rosemary Sage…great with chicken!

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    Laurie Nykaza
    September 21, 2015 (12:45 am)

    I want to try the Rosemary Sage sounds so good

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    Shannon September 21, 2015 (3:08 am)

    I’d most like to try the original.

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    sandra September 21, 2015 (12:12 pm)

    I would try the original first

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    Trisha McKee September 21, 2015 (3:45 pm)

    I’d love to try Tamari first.

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    Laurie Emerson September 21, 2015 (8:27 pm)

    I would most like to try the Rosemary Sage.

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