Rating: 4.45 stars
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a low-fat version of the classic Cajun dish. You can use any kind of meat...sausage, chicken, shrimp, or, as I do, lowfat turkey sausage. This is a snap to prepare. You'll love it!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grill or fry sausage until almost cooked through. Drain and set aside. When cooled, cut into bite-size pieces.

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  • In a large skillet combine the celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, broth, rice, bay leaf and seasoning. Mix well and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

  • Reduce heat to medium low and add sausage. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 50g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 71.3mg; sodium 1318.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (75)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2003
What a great and easy recipe! I used half turkey sausage and half shrimp. Didn't have the cajun seasoning so made due with what I had on hand. It was really good. There were no leftovers! Thanks! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2011
I have made this recipe twice now and while the flavor is great, I could not figure out why when I followed the directions exactly my rice was not fully cooked. Turns out, this recipe does not use enough liquid for the amount of rice needed. With rice you need a 1:2 ratio. So instead of 2 cups of broth you actually need 3 for the amount of rice needed in the recipe. Read More
(27)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2011
I have made this recipe twice now and while the flavor is great, I could not figure out why when I followed the directions exactly my rice was not fully cooked. Turns out, this recipe does not use enough liquid for the amount of rice needed. With rice you need a 1:2 ratio. So instead of 2 cups of broth you actually need 3 for the amount of rice needed in the recipe. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2003
What a great and easy recipe! I used half turkey sausage and half shrimp. Didn't have the cajun seasoning so made due with what I had on hand. It was really good. There were no leftovers! Thanks! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2005
I make this meal for my family all the time and we love it! Because I don't like spicy food I make a few substitutions: 1. smoked sausage for the hot turkey sausage 2. Mexican-style diced tomatoes instead of the Italian style 3. 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning instead of the Cajun seasoning If I don't have Mexican-style diced tomatoes then I use the Italian-style tomatoes and just cut back on the Cajun seasoning. This is great comfort food and it is also great for those times when your husband calls you on the way home from work to mention that he invited a friend for dinner. I can have it simmering by the time they arrive and I always get compliments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2012
Instead of grilling the sausage I cut it up and stir fried it in the pan removed and cooked the veggies and then added it back in. I cooked the rice separately as directed on the package and then topped it with the veggie/sausage mixture. This was so quick and easy for a busy night. The leftovers were even better the next day. Served over rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2010
This was very good, even my eight year old gobbled it up! The only thing I did different was I used sweet turkey sausage instead of hot, b'c my family doesn't like super spicy food. The cajun spice added just enough zing for us. Excellent! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2012
This was good. Made it with mild sausage & cooked the rice separately in chicken broth. One of my children loved it the other picked out all the sausage & left the rest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
I made the following substitutions: used a red bell pepper forgot the onion added mushrooms non-spicy sausage 2 bay leaves and basmati rice. I also homemade my Cajun spice mix. This dish came out great. I did have to cook longer because my rice wasn't done in the time alloted. It was so simple to make though that I didn't mind waiting. This can also be made in a slow cooker so it's great to make on a weeknight. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/04/2011
Rice DID NOT cook as recipe indicated. I ended up using another can of chicken broth and about another 45 minutes and STILL it wasn't all the way cooked. We were so hungry we just gave up and ate it and the chicken broth dominated the entire dish. I'm sure it would've been delicious had I cooked the rice separately. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
Followed exactly except I did not have a bell pepper (will definitely add one next time) and I think there was too much rice. I will cut it back to 1 cup instead of 1 1/2 another time - it was way too dry. I will definitely make this again (dh said to not mess with the flavors any) but the rice was a total disaster. Read More
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