Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo w/ Black Pearl Medley Rice

Ready in 40 Minutes

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

local kielbasa (Circle B Ranch)
extra virgin olive oil*
local flour (Pride of the Prairie)
chopped red onion
chopped red pepper
chopped celery
minced garlic
gumbo spice (Happy Food Co.)
organic vegetable broth concentrate (Savory Choice)
clam juice
bay leaf
chopped green onion (Bates County Produce)

black and tan medley rice (InHarvest)

*If your olive oil has solidified in the fridge, place the sealed container in a cup of warm water. It will return to a liquid.

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

medium saucepan with lid
cutting board and knife
dutch oven or heavy stockpot with lid
medium bowl
salt and pepper

Step 1: Cook the Rice

BOIL 2-1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan over high heat.

STIR in the black and tan medley rice.

REDUCE heat to low, cover and simmer for 35 minutes or until desired texture.

Step 2: Prepare the Proteins

While the rice is cooking…

RINSE the shrimp under cold water in a colander.

SLICE the pre-cooked kielbasa diagonally into bite-sized pieces.
Set aside.

Step 3: Cook the Veggies

HEAT the extra virgin olive oil in a dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium-high heat.

ADD the flour and stir constantly to form a roux. (That’s a fancy French word for a thickener for sauces and soups.) Continue cooking and stirring for 5–6 minutes until the mixture resembles the color of a penny.

STIR in the red onion, bell pepper, celery, minced garlic and gumbo spice. Season to taste with salt.

COOK until the veggies soften, about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Add More Tasty Ingredients

MIX the vegetable broth concentrate with 2 cups of hot water in a small bowl.

STIR in the vegetable broth and clam juice. Bring to a boil.

ADD the bay leaf, reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.

ADD the kielbasa, shrimp, parsley, and green onion.

COOK until the shrimp just turns pink.

TASTE and season as needed with salt and pepper.

Step 5: Serve It Up

REMOVE the bay leaf and discard.

SPOON the rice into serving bowls and cover with a generous portion of gumbo.




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At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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