Let's discuss the difference between gumbo vs jambalaya so the next time you're craving Southern comfort food you know which dish to choose! Creole and Cajun cuisines are similar in many ways but there are also important qualities that they don't share that could make a difference in your choice of food.
½lbfrozen cooked shrimp(allow to thaw, ½ lb yields 20-25 shrimp count)
Select the SAUTE function on your instant pot. Add the olive oil and allow it to heat up for a couple of minutes.
When the olive oil is hot and shimmering, add the diced chicken and cook until golden and slightly browned.
Add in the onion, celery, and bell pepper then saute for about 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and continue to saute for an additional minute.
Next, pour the diced can of tomatoes including the juices, then add the rice, chicken broth, the first 2 tablespoon portion of the Cajun seasoning, bay leaf, salt & pepper. Stir to combine.
Press the CANCEL button. Place lid on and LOCK, make sure your instant pot is set to SEALED on the release. Press the MANUAL setting, cook on high for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the thawed shrimp to a medium-sized mixing bowl and toss with the second 1 tablespoon portion of Cajun seasoning. Set aside.
When the cooking cycle is complete, carefully do a manual pressure release, remove the lid and add in the thawed from frozen cooked shrimp, stir in and cover with the lid. Allow the shrimp to warm in the instant pot for 2-3 minutes (or until warmed to your satisfaction).
When your shrimp are warmed remove the lid, serve, and enjoy.