Happy Friday followers! We hope you had a good week, and even better morning! One of the first recipes we posted was our Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl, and today’s recipe is another rice bowl! But this time it’s gumbo inspired!
We love a good Gumbo but sometimes you don’t have the time to make a traditional gumbo so this is a great and healthy alternative.
Healthy “Gumbo” Inspired Rice Bowl
- 1lb Ground Chicken
- 1 Green Pepper (Roughly Chopped)
- 2 Red Peppers (Roughly Chopped)
- 1 White Onion (Roughly Chopped)
- Creole Seasoning
- 1 Cup Uncooked Rice
- Olive Oil
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth or Water
**You can also add two links of your favorite sausage (cooked) during Step 5!
In a small saucepan bring two cups of chicken broth or water to a boil. Remove from the heat. (If using water, season was salt)
In the same saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil and toast the rice for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the heated broth, raise the heat and bring to a boil.
Once the water is boiling, stir once, reduce the heat, and cover the rice. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat, and set aside.
In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is nice and hot add the ground chicken. Season with a little salt and pepper and a couple splashes of worcestershire. Brown the chicken and once finished, remove from the pan and keep the juices with it.
In the same pan (no need to clean it) heat one more tablespoon of olive oil. Add your chopped onions and peppers. Season liberally with your creole seasoning. When the vegetables are tender but not soft, add your rice, the ground chicken (with the juices) and mix together. If needed, add more creole seasoning.