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Wild Rice Gumbo



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1/2 cup flour
2 slices bacon, chopped
1 lb. beef polska kielbasa, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, sliced
2 bell peppers (assorted colors), chopped
4 scallions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz. chicken broth
14 oz. beef broth
28 oz. canned diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
2 bay leaves
4 cups cooked wild rice
1 lb. 41 -50 shrimp, raw, peeled
1 tbsp. file powder, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 tsp. hot pepper sauce, optional


  1. 1
    Preheat large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes. Add flour; stir constantly until dark beige (approximately 5 minutes - don't scorch). Immediately transfer to plate.
  2. 2
    In a large saucepan, cook bacon until starting to crisp; add kielbasa, onion, celery, peppers, scallions and garlic. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Uncover. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are lightly browned; stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth; add tomatoes, parsley, Cajun seasoning and bay leaves. Partially cover; simmer 40 minutes.
  3. 3
    Add wild rice, shrimp and file powder; simmer 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Remove bay leaves before serving.


Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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cuisines Cajun & Creole, North & South American
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