3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 cups frozen cut okra
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (12 ounce) package frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
3 cups water
In small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until mixture turns reddish brown.
Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice and water.
Cover; cook on LOW setting for 7 to 9 hours.
When ready to serve, cook rice in water as directed on package.
Meanwhile, add shrimp to gumbo mixture in slow cooker; mix well.
Cover; cook on LOW setting for additional 20 minutes.
Serve gumbo over rice.
Yield: 6 servings
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