2cupsdry basmati rice + waterfollow the recipe on package
2Tbacon greaseor use olive oil
One container Creole mix in the Kroger produce sectionfresh red pepper, green pepper, celery, onion, green onion. And, if you want extra veggies, use two containers. This is approximately two cups per container of this diced vegtable mixture.
1lbAndouille sausage(4 links in most pre-packaged options)
2-3TCajun seasoningadd 2 T until the end and add 1 more if needed
2cupsdiced frozen okra
1can Bush's chili beanspinto
1can Bush's chili beanskidney
A few dashes of hot sauce
Cook the rice, according to the package directions, on the stove.
In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons of bacon grease over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the diced Creole mix diced vegetables and cook for 2 minutes. While they are cooking, slice the andouille sausage diagonally and then again in half. Add the sausage to the vegetable mix and combine. Next, add the 2 cups of frozen okra and combine, turning the heat down to medium. Add 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning, garlic and black pepper and mix. As the liquid starts to evaporate, add 1 cup chicken broth and cover the skillet to let cook for about 8 more minutes. Add both cans of beans, drained first, to the sausage/vegetable mix, keeping the heat on medium.
The rice should be done by now. Scoop out the rice and add it to the skillet with the vegetables, sausage and beans. Thoroughly combine. Taste and add another tablespoon of Cajun seasoning if needed (it really depends on brand). I like to add a little hot sauce in the end for the acidity and spice. Taste to see if you'd like more spices and then serve!