*Servings:*Makes 6 to 8
1 (16-ounce) package spicy hickory-smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 large onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups uncooked rice
1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp hot sauce
1 pound unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
3 tbsp chopped green onions
1. Brown sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Drain, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in pan. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 more minute.
2. Add rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and next 3 ingredients.
3. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.
4. Stir in shrimp and green onions; cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.