Veggie & Bean Gumbo
over brown rice
- Brown rice, uncooked - 2/3 cup
- Onions - 1, diced
- Bell pepper, green - 1, diced
- Bell pepper, red - 1, diced
- Okra - 1/2 lb, stems removed and sliced
- Mushrooms, brown - 3/4 lb, quartered
- Diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can
- Pinto beans or black-eyed peas (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Flour - 3 Tbsp
- Broth, vegetable - 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 cups
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
- Bay leaves - 1
- Hot sauce - for serving
- Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
- Rice - Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water, ~45 minutes for brown rice. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Onions / Bell peppers / Okra / Mushrooms - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Diced tomatoes - Drain.
- Beans or black-eyed peas - Drain and rinse.
- Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and butter. Once heated / melted, add flour and stir to mix. Cook until an amber brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Stir in first part of vegetable broth and then onions, bell peppers, paprika, and Cajun seasoning with a sprinkle of salt. Cook until aromatic and softened, ~3 minutes.
- Add mushrooms, tomatoes, okra, second part of vegetable broth, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Fold in beans and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes until beans are warmed up.
- Remove bay leaf, and season to taste with salt, pepper, more of the spices, or your favorite hot sauce. Enjoy over rice with lime wedges.
Not only is this the First meal from your website I've made but also the First time I've made gumbo and It was outstanding I did add some hot sauce while it simmered instead of after and I was so impressed!0 Helpful
I've made this a few times now, and it's just great. Doesn't really compare to the full-blown 5 hour simmer gumbo, but for a weeknight meal, it's awesome.0 Helpful
Tasty day one wouldn't suggest as leftovers0 Helpful
I preferred it without the shrimp - the sausage was flavorful enough.0 Helpful
Great one bowl meal for lunches! Used all sausage since we don't like shrimp and used green beans instead of okra because I had it! Would make again!0 Helpful
Very boring dish0 Helpful