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Quick Shrimp Gumbo

 Quick 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 of Jackson, Mississippi
4 ServingsPrep/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, undrained
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon 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 Minute® White 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

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Quick Shrimp Gumbo (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 246 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 1211 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.