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2 cups long-grain white rice
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin, dried thyme and gumbo file powder
1/4 teaspoon each salt, black pepper and ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound easy-peel medium shrimp, peeled
1 (6 oz.) medium andouille sausage, sliced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 small bell peppers (red and yellow), diced to 1/2 inch
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
4 scallion greens, thinly sliced
How to Make It
Put rice in a strainer and rinse thoroughly with cold, running water. Transfer to a medium saucepan, add 2 cups broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat as low as possible, cover rice and cook until tender, about 18 minutes; fluff with a fork.
While rice cooks, stir together cumin, thyme, gumbo filé powder, salt, pepper and cayenne in a cup. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add seasonings and then shrimp, and cook, stirring, until firm, about 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate.
Add remaining butter to pan along with sausage, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes more. Pour in tomato sauce and remaining 1 cup broth and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Return shrimp to pan and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Combine rice and scallion with shrimp mixture; toss.
I give it Four stars but its not worthy of a special occasion. Just a simple week night meal. Very delicious and didn't take long to make at all. I also added mushrooms that i had in the fridge and needed to be used, it was a really nice touch. I will make it again!!
Having family from New Orleans, this dish is pretty authentic and so easy to prepare. I intend to make one slight addition the next time I make it by adding a little shrimp powder to achieve a deeper seafood flavor. My husband really enjoyed it, and it was even better the next day. This is great to prepare for guests along with a nice salad.
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