Cajun Gumbo with Turkey Sausage & Shrimp
Typically, gumbo can be full of ingredients that are heavy in sodium and saturated fat. This version packs in the flavor while upping the nutritional value. Extra-virgin olive oil replaces some of the butter, turkey andouille sausage replaces typical pork andouille, and to keep it naturally gluten-free, brown rice flour replaces all-purpose flour as the thickener. This gumbo may just be the fastest, healthiest, and tastiest version you’ll ever try!
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup brown rice flour (or AP flour)
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- Kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp unsalted Cajun seasoning spice blend
- 1 15-oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 9 oz. andouille sausage (turkey or pork), sliced into ½” rounds
1 package Original RightRice
- 1 ½ lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on)
- 2 Tbsp chopped chives for garnish
- In a large chef’s pan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. When melted, sprinkle the flour over the top and whisk to combine. Continue to whisk until the mixture turns caramel brown in color.
- Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and stir to coat the vegetables with the flour mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until the vegetables are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
- Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning over the top and stir to combine. Allow to cook for one minute, then add the tomatoes, chicken stock, and andouille sausage.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover, and reduce the heat to medium low. Allow to cook for 20 minutes, stirring a few times. Taste the gumbo, adding more salt as needed.
- Ten minutes before serving, cook the entire package of RightRice following the packaging instructions.