We kept the hot sauce to a minimum in this recipe to make it family-friendly.
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup vertically sliced onion
1/3 cup diced celery
2 large garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces light turkey, pork, and beef smoked sausage (such as Hillshire Farm), thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 thyme sprig
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen cut okra
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
3/4 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
Hot sauce (optional)
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sausage and next 3 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, okra, and 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce; bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add shrimp; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf and thyme sprig. Serve with additional hot sauce, if desired.