Smarty pants = chicken, sausage, okra gumbo & rice

“A fast, quick, and easy way to make that delicious Cajun New Orleans style gumbo. This can be made with or without sausage or okra, or just seafood, or a mixture of any kind of seafood you have except fish. The main reason that this gumbo is so good is that it's so easy, and it can stand up to the best tasting gumbo there is. My huge Cajun family here in New Orleans doesn't make gumbo from scratch anymore since Zartarians and Smokehouse arrived on the scene. The Zatarain, or the Smokehouse have no appreciable difference in taste, but Smokehouse is much cheaper to buy.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
SERVES:
8-10
YIELD:
2 Quarts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. -----Gumbo--------.
  2. Follow recipe on gumbo base container to mix base.
  3. Using water is good, but some chicken broth is better.
  4. Bring base to a low boil.
  5. This is the critical step= stir well because the base wants to stick to the bottom of the pot, while it is being fully dissolved.
  6. Add meat, and bring to a low boil again, lower fire and simmer for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally while scraping bottom of pot.
  7. stir in okra, and bring back to a low boil for 2-3 minutes, just enough to heat the okra, then serve with cooked long grain white rice.
  8. -----------Boiled long grain regular white rice recipe----------.
  9. Add salt to water and bring water to boil.
  10. Add rice and stir well.
  11. The moment you add the rice to the water, start timing for 13 minutes.
  12. stir occasionally during cooking process, while scraping bottom of pot.
  13. After 13 minutes, stir well, then drain rice using calendar, then run some hot faucet water over the rice in the calendar.
  14. Serve gumbo with rice added.

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