Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 55 mins
- 1 cup long-grain brown rice
- 6 cloves garlic, 3 grated and 3 thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon EVOO
- 1 12 ounce package spicy chicken andouille sausages, 1 link finely chopped and the rest thinly sliced crosswise
- 2 bunch scallions, white and green parts chopped separately
- 2 large bell peppers, finely chopped
- 3 ribs celery with leaves, finely chopped
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, half finely chopped and half quartered
- 1/2 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil with the rice, grated garlic and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Lower the heat, partially cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a dutch oven, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the shopped sausage and cook for 1 minute. Add 2 tbsp. water, the sliced garlic, the scallion whites, bell peppers and celery. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook, uncovered, until the tomatoes release their juices, about 3 minutes. Stir in the parcooked rice. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook over low heat, stirring, until the rice is tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the sliced sausage, the shrimp and quartered tomatoes; add 1/4 cup water (or more) if the pot is dry. Cover and cook over low heat until the sausage is heated through and the shrimp are opaque, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the scallion greens on top.