I cook the veggies and sausage and fowl together, shove it over to the other half of the pot, add the rice to the cleared spot and cook it until it turns an opaque (white). It must be stirred often to ensure all the kernels are cooked. This converts the rice instead of buying converted. It makes the rice fluffy.Then add the liquid and cook the rice until done. I use 2 cups of liquid to 1 cup of uncooked rice.Instead of 8 cups in this recipe, it should have been 6. 2 cups liquid to 1 cup rice. Another reason it was mushy.Once it is done, I add V8 juice and the shrimp and let it cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until they turn pink or if using cooked shrimp until they are heated through.Convert your own rice and it will not turn out gluey or mushy. : )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5XXU47q9js
Good flavor, but mine turned out mussy. I guess it was wrong to assume that you add the meat back to the rice+veg to cook together...I was confused. Maybe your supposed to add to rice before serving. Either way- I may try again without adding meat to rice while rice cooks and see what happens. Good flavor though.