Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I had a neighbor who was from Louisiana. He used to make this all the time. I love any kind of rice dish, but I can't eat this if it is too hot. My husband likes it hot, so he seasons his on his plate and I can eat mine lightly seasoned. That is the good thing about this recipe--the pepper seasonings do not have to be cooked into it. You could also add jalapeños if you like and cook them into it--if you like hot stuff.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onions and garlic in butter about 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, celery,bell pepper, thyme and cloves.
  3. Cook 30 minutes stirring often.
  4. Stir in cooked crabmeat.
  5. Add water and bring to boiling.
  6. Add rice and cook till rice is tender (about 20 minutes).
  7. Add shrimp and season to your taste.


Most Helpful

This was really great!!!! The only change that I made was I added some smoke paprika and I didnt have crabmeat so I put some turkey kilbasa in and it was so yummy.

mpk911lady February 27, 2007

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