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- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup diced celery
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup uncooked rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb cubed cooked ham
- Cook the onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in two tbsp of the oil in a Dutch oven, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes.
- Remove shrimp mixture and reserve.
- Add last tbsp oil to the pan along with the rice and cook over med-high heat about ten minutes, until the rice is a light brown, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
- Stir in the broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper, thyme, Tabasco, and the bay leaf.
- Heat mixture to a boil then cover, reduce hear and simmer, about 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
- Stir in the reserved shrimp and also the ham.
- Cover and cook until heated through.
- Remove bay leaf, and serve.
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This is a fantastic recipe I used some Johnsenville Hot and Spicy sausages cut up small then fried, it added a nice flavor through it. I also used cut up prawns and a chicken breast. My husband who is normally fussy about mixing different meats together liked this very much. Will definatly make again.
This was a great recipe. I did as most cooks do and put my own spin on it. I also used Johnsonville Sausage but chose Mild. Also, I upped the garlic by 6 or 7 as I increased the recipe for a bigger meal/family. I used 2 cups of rice which doubles the water as well. Additionally, I did not use salt and pepper but chose "Old Bay" Seasoning and added 2 tsp. Then I added 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper as the tabasco sauce I used was that of smoke flavor. If you use regular tabasco you may not need the cayenne pepper. Also I used 1 green and 1 yellow pepper. The next time I make it I will probably add Okra!
This is awesome..... I fixed it a little different.... I fried some minced bacon in a pan and set the bacon aside... I then fried the veggies in with the bacon fat.... My DH loves smoked sausage so I also added some of that cut up and cooked it in the bacon grease.... I then sat all of this aside and followed the rest of the directions from step 2 on.... I did leave out the ham.... we added the bacon and the rest of the ingredients that I used in at step 7 with the shrimp.... You could also dice some chicken and cook and add as well..... Enjoy.....
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