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Quick & Easy Shrimp Gumbo


This hearty dish is one of our favorites. I've made it with all shrimp or with all turkey sausage, and it's just as good. I usually cook it in the microwave.—Mrs. Leo Merchant, Jackson, Mississippi

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

1 cup finely chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 pound reduced-fat cooked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrainedquick-easy-shrimp-gumbo.jpg
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon Taste of Home – Great Flavors Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
Lemon slices, optional

In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in sausage; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sausage begins to brown. Add green pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, seasonings and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. 

 Cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in shrimp. Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in rice. Remove from the heat. 

Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Discard bay leaf. Serve with lemon slices if desired. Yield: 4 servings.