turkey, Cajun, or hot Italian sausages
green bell pepper
long-grain white rice
undiluted chicken broth, and 1 can water, or 2 cups chicken bouillon
dried oregano leaves
ground black pepper
dried thyme leaves
uncooked shrimp, peeled
chopped fresh parsley
- Set a large frying pan over medium heat. Cut each sausage in half. Squeeze meat from casings into pan. Discard casings. Using a fork, stir frequently to keep meat crumbly until no longer pink, 6 to 7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, coarsely chop ham and onions. Mince garlic. Core and seed green pepper, then chop into 1-inch (2.5-cm) pieces. Add sausage meat to bowl of slow cooker. Add ham, rice, onions, garlic, green pepper, tomatoes, broth, water, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Stir until evenly mixed. Cover and turn slow cooker to high. Cook until rice is done, 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Stir in frozen shrimp and continue cooking 40 more minutes. Stir in parsley.
Save time with a slow cooker and enjoy a creole feast.
Look for extra-lean ham at your supermarket. Three ounces (90 g) of extra-lean ham has about 4.7 grams of fat and 123 calories.
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Protein 33.3 g
Carbohydrates 48.4 g
Fat 9 g
Fibre 2.5 g
Sodium 1765 mg