Beth Malloy keeps her freezer stocked with sausage and okra so that she can assemble this spicy rice dish whenever she has leftover cooked rice. Use a prepared Cajun spice blend or mix 3/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Makes 4 servings
1. Pour oil into a 12-inch frying pan or a 14-inch wok over medium-high heat. When hot, add sausage and stir often until slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add onion, garlic, and okra; stir often until onion is limp, about 5 minutes.
2. Gently mix in rice and Cajun spice blend; stir occasionally until the rice is hot and golden and the okra is tender, about 5 minutes. Pour into a serving bowl.