Very good - and quick too...
1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch thick diagonal slices
1 small onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 14-oz can beef broth
1/4 cup water
1 cup uncooked rice
1 1/2 cups chopped cook ham or chicken
1 14-1/2-oz can diced tomatoes, drained (I didn't drain mine because I like my jambalaya a little juicy)
Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over med-hi heat, stirring constantly, 7 min. or till sausage is browned. Stir in onions and next three ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 min. or till tender.
Add beef broth, 1/4 cup water and rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 min. Add ham and tomatoes, and cook, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
(Contributed by Kaye Willis, Kinder, LA, Southern Living, Dec. 2004)