Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that's rich in flavor and deep in tradition with our Sausage and Rice Gumbo. At Chico Rice, we believe in crafting delicious recipes that not only satisfy your taste buds but also bring families and friends together around the table. With our exceptional Brown Milled California Japonica Rice, the perfect base for this gumbo, we've combined the authentic flavors of the South with a touch of California freshness.
A Medley of Flavors in Every Spoonful
In this delightful dish, andouille sausage or smoked sausage is the star, offering a smoky, savory punch that perfectly complements the slightly nutty and aromatic Chico Rice. We've also added a harmonious blend of aromatic vegetables, a savory roux, and a symphony of seasonings, resulting in a gumbo that's sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings. The spiciness level is adjustable, so you can make it as mild or fiery as your heart desires. Our Sausage and Rice Gumbo isn't just a meal; it's a celebration of Southern cuisine that you can now savor right in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're sharing it with loved ones or enjoying a warm, flavorful bowl all to yourself, this dish is the perfect way to experience a taste of the South with a dash love of California rice.
Sausage and Rice Gumbo
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Spiciness Level: Medium (adjust cayenne pepper to taste for more or less heat)
- 1 cup Chico Rice's Brown Milled California Japonica Rice
- 1 lb andouille sausage or smoked sausage, sliced into rounds
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups okra, sliced (fresh or frozen)
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Sliced green onions, for garnish
- Hot sauce (optional), for serving
1. Cook the Brown Milled California Japonica Rice according to package instructions, and set it aside.
2. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
3. Add the sliced sausage rounds and brown them for about 5-7 minutes. Remove the sausage from the pot and set it aside.
4. In the same pot, add the chopped onion, green bell pepper, and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
5. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
6. Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and bay leaves.
7. Return the browned sausage to the pot and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. Add the sliced okra and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes, or until the okra is tender and the gumbo has thickened.
9. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
10. Serve the gumbo over the cooked Chico Rice Brown Milled California Japonica Rice, garnished with chopped fresh parsley, sliced green onions, and a dash of hot sauce if you like it spicy.
Storage: Store any leftover gumbo in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Gumbo often tastes even better the next day as the flavors meld together.
Enjoy this hearty and flavorful Sausage and Rice Gumbo!