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Speedy Seafood Gumbo

I needed a quick meal one blustery night when my husband was coming home late with the kids. So I threw together this tasty gumbo with ingredients I had on hand, and my family really liked it. Preparing it with instant rice gives us more family time together. —Lori Costo, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 4 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed chicken gumbo soup, undiluted
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut okra
  • 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water and butter; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine remaining ingredients and remaining water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, until heated through. Stir in cooked rice.

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  • Babs101Bayer
    Apr 12, 2014

    I think this recipe deserves 3 stars. It definitely tastes great for a "speedy" meal. Obviously compared to gumbo that has been simmering for hours is a whole other story. Anywho, great for a quick meal. Thanks for sharing.

  • yoyo1198
    Feb 22, 2014

    lol

  • galeforcewinds
    Jan 14, 2014

    ok taste. Expensive to make with 4 condensed gumbo soups, shrimp, and crab.

  • katlaydee3
    May 5, 2011

    I loved this recipe. I found that if you use the frozen okra and put them in without thawing, than they will not get gummy. Will definitely be making this again.

  • devilgrrl
    Jan 1, 2011

    Kind of bland & i didn't like the sticky consistency of it. Won't make it again.

  • idaho_gem
    Nov 29, 2006

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