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Vegetarian Gumbo

  • PREP TIME: 40 MINS
  • COOK TIME: 35 MINS
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MINS

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked long grain white rice, rinsed and drained (set aside)*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 ribs celery, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 1½ tablespoons Better Than Bouillon® Organic Vegetable Base
  • 2 (5.5-ounce) cans spicy tomato juice
  • 1 (28-ounce) can petite tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen cut okra, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ cups frozen whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons gumbo filé powder
  • The Original “Louisiana” Brand Hot Sauce™
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions

  • In a large soup pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until tender. Add green pepper and stir to combine.
  • Add water and whisk in Vegetable Base until base is dissolved.
  • Add tomato juice, tomatoes, beans, okra, corn, liquid smoke, thyme, salt, Cajun seasoning, bay leaves and rice. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered until done, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add filé powder and stir to combine. Cook until done, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add hot sauce; season to taste with salt and pepper; stir to combine.

Additional Notes

*Traditionally, gumbo is served over rice. If desired, prepare four cups cooked white rice and serve ¼ cup rice with each bowl of gumbo. Omit adding the rice in step 4 of the directions if serving gumbo over rice.

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