New Orleans Rice for Gumbo

This New Orleans Gumbo made with shrimp and chorizo, is packed with Cajun flavors and is sure to spice up weeknight dinnertime. Serve this with Success® White Rice for a simple meal that’s ready in minutes.

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New Orleans Rice for Gumbo

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (approx. 4 oz) cooked, sliced andouille sausage
  • 3/4 cup (approx. 6 oz) raw or cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Don’t wait until Mardi Gras to enjoy the simple southern comfort of Cajun-style gumbo! Perfect for a fun weeknight dinner, this dish is also ready in under an hour!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Stir in Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Add butter to skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until melted. Whisk in flour; cook for 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, whisking occasionally, for 5-8 minutes, or until the gumbo has thickened slightly.

    Step 4

  • Stir in sausage; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp; cook for 1 minute, or until pink and curled. If using cooked shrimp, stir into gumbo and cook until warmed through. Stir in parsley. Serve gumbo over cooked rice.

    Recipe Tip

    For extra kick, add some traditional spice with a splash of red pepper sauce.

Southern Cuisine

If you’re a fan of classic southern recipes, like our Bayou Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya or a hearty plate of Texan Red Beans and Rice, then this recipe is perfect for you!

Start with sautéed onions, garlic and green pepper, then mix in Cajun seasonings along with shrimp and chorizo sausage for savory flavor in every bite. While you focus on making sure your ingredients cook up just right, make our convenient and foolproof Success® Boil-in Bag White Rice, which cooks up in just 10 minutes. Success is truly in the bag!

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