Cajun Rice With Sausage

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

2 slices bacon, chopped

12 ounces spicy chicken sausage (preferably Cajun style), cubed

1 small onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 small green bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup long-grain white rice

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

2 cups chopped frozen okra, thawed

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add the sausage, onion, celery and bell pepper to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and the sausage begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to the skillet, then stir in the rice. Add the chicken broth and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in the okra, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, 5 minutes. Add the bacon and parsley and fluff with a fork.
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