Louisiana Gumbo

You’ll love this easy Louisiana Gumbo! Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s made with the classic holy trinity of creole cooking, Cajun seasonings, shrimp, and smoked sausage.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen cut okra, thawed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Louisiana Gumbo is a tasty southern-style favorite. We packed ours with Minute® Instant White Rice, shrimp, smoked turkey sausage, veggies and Cajun seasoning!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Keep warm.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add celery, green bell pepper, onions, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until tender.

    Step 4

  • Stir in tomatoes, sausage, broth, okra, Cajun seasoning, and thyme. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

  • Add shrimp and cook for 5 minutes, or until shrimp are pink. Season with salt and pepper. Serve gumbo over rice.

30-Minute Gumbo

Try your hand at this quick and easy Louisiana Gumbo and your family might just beg you to make it on a weekly basis! With smoked turkey sausage and whole shrimp cooked in a savory blend of Cajun seasoning and the holy trinity of creole-style cooking (onion, celery and green bell pepper), this is a flavor-packed favorite. Served with our fluffy white rice, it can’t be beat!

There’s no need to be from Louisiana to understand why people love traditional creole cuisine. Inspired by classic gumbo, the flavors of this dish speak for themselves. It also comes together in 5 easy steps and just 30 minutes. For authentic flavor, we’ve included the holy trinity of creole cooking, as well as Cajun seasoning, to make the flavors pop.

Make this easy Louisiana Gumbo with our Minute® Instant White Rice and you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to whip up a classic in less than an hour. Satisfyingly flavorful and surprisingly fast, this is a great recipe for anyone who loves quality meals in a short amount of time.

Swap Out the Okra

Okra is a common ingredient in Cajun cooking and is very traditional in gumbo. Still, if you can’t find it or it’s just not your family’s favorite, you can easily substitute it with one package of frozen cut green beans.

Keep exploring all kinds of flavors and global cuisines with Minute® Rice. Using our guide to International Inspired Flavors, you can learn how to prepare uncomplicated meals from all over the world. Next, try an Asian-inspired dish with our simple Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

If you are looking for an vegetarian meal that reminds you of Italy, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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