(Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cooking Time: 45 minutes)
4 Tablespoons, butter
¼ cup flour
1 medium onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ green pepper, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 cup, chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
3 cups of a combination of cooked shrimp, cooked and diced chicken and cooked and diced sausage
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper, or to taste
3 cups cooked rice
1. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add flour and stir well over medium low heat until mixture starts to brown.
2. Add onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and sauté 2-3 minutes until until tender.
3. Add chicken broth and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Add all remaining ingredients, except rice. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
4. Remove bay leaves and serve over rice.