Our Wholesome Vegan Jambalaya is a journey through the heart of Creole cuisine, a symphony of spices and plant-based goodness that brings the lively spirit of Louisiana to your table. The foundation of this dish is the medley of colorful vegetables, each contributing its unique texture and flavor to create a harmonious ensemble.

The brown rice, cooked to fluffy perfection, serves as the hearty canvas for the vegetable chorus. From the trio of onion, bell pepper, and celery sautéed to aromatic perfection, to the addition of okra and corn that bring a delightful crunch and sweetness, every ingredient plays a vital role in this culinary composition.

What sets this vegan jambalaya apart is the infusion of spices—smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, and a hint of cayenne pepper that dances on the taste buds without overpowering. The tomato paste and vegetable broth add depth, creating a savory base that envelops the rice and vegetables in a rich, flavorful embrace.

As the jambalaya simmers to perfection, the kitchen is filled with the irresistible aroma of spices melding together. The final touch of fresh parsley adds a burst of brightness, inviting you to indulge not only in a delightful meal but in a celebration of vibrant, plant-powered flavors.

Serve this Wholesome Vegan Jambalaya as a centerpiece for gatherings or as a comforting weeknight dinner. Each spoonful is a voyage through a tapestry of tastes—spicy, savory, and satisfyingly wholesome. It’s a testament to the joy of creating and savoring dishes that not only nourish the body but also celebrate the diverse and flavorful world of plant-based cuisine.

Dive into the soulful warmth of our Wholesome Vegan Jambalaya—a culinary masterpiece that captures the essence of Louisiana’s rich culinary tapestry while embracing the goodness of plant-based ingredients. This dish, brimming with a vibrant medley of spices, vegetables, and hearty rice, is a celebration of flavors that dance on your palate. Join us as we explore the artistry behind this vegan twist on a classic, where each forkful is an invitation to savor the essence of Creole cuisine, guilt-free and joyfully.


For the Vegan Jambalaya:

  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup okra, sliced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Prepare the Rice:
    • Cook the brown rice according to package instructions until it’s tender and fluffy.
  2. Sauté the Aromatics:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the diced onion, bell pepper, and celery until softened. Add minced garlic and continue sautéing until fragrant.
  3. Add the Base Ingredients:
    • Stir in diced tomatoes, kidney beans, sliced okra, and corn kernels. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes, letting the flavors meld.
  4. Infuse the Spices:
    • Incorporate smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the spice levels according to your preference, and let the spices coat the vegetables for a flavorful foundation.
  5. Enhance with Tomato Paste and Broth:
    • Add tomato paste to intensify the tomato flavor, followed by vegetable broth for depth. Stir well, ensuring the ingredients are well-coated.
  6. Simmer to Perfection:
    • Allow the jambalaya to simmer over low heat, allowing the flavors to meld and the vegetables to reach a delightful tenderness. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  7. Combine with Rice:
    • Once the vegetables are tender, fold in the cooked brown rice, ensuring an even distribution of flavors. Let the jambalaya simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes to let the rice absorb the savory goodness.
  8. Garnish and Serve:
    • Before serving, sprinkle fresh parsley over the jambalaya for a burst of freshness. Plate the vegan jambalaya with a side of joy, ready to be enjoyed by all.

Nutritional Content (Per Serving, assuming 6 servings):

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 kcal
  • Protein: 8-10g
  • Fat: 5-7g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 45-50g
    • Dietary Fiber: 8-10g
    • Sugars: 5-7g