Author: Jane
Serves 6-12


1 green pepper, chopped 2 onions, chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped (about 2 cups?) 1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 lb. kielbasa, sliced 2 heaping Tbs. minced garlic
2 cans low salt chicken broth 1 cup water
6 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce 3 tsps. Tabasco sauce
3 cups uncooked Basmati rice 12 to 16 oz. shrimps, peeled and cooked
olive oil for sauteing chopped scallions as garnish

Brown kielbasa, drain and set aside.
Saute onions and garlic in olive oil, add celery and cook until wilted.
Add tomatoes, green pepper, liquids, spices, and sausage, and bring to a boil.
Add rice, return to boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquids have been absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.
Just before serving, add shrimp and heat through.
Garnish with chopped scallions.

Notes and Variations

Turkey kielbasa works just fine.  Scallions optional.  Adjust Worcestershire, Tabasco, and garlic to taste.
Other long grain rice would probably be fine.


Compiled and tweaked from three recipes published in the Boston Globe on the occasion of the Patriots' playing in the Superbowl in New Orleans.