1 lb flavorful ground turkey sausage, (browned)
1 lb boneless skinless Chicken breast chopped to 1/2 inch cubes and browned in a little oil
4 cups chopped onion
1 large bell pepper, coarsely chopped
6 stalks celery, chopped
1 12oz package cut okra
Opt: 1/2 lb fresh asparagus, cut into 1″ lengths.
1 quart or 2 15 oz cans stewed, chopped or blended tomatoes.
2 generous tablespoons soup base (Better than Bouillon)
6 cups of water.
4 1/2 cups cooked brown rice,
OR add 1 1/2 cups raw rice with 3 extra cups of water to soup and allow 1 1/2 hours on medium low to cook.
If using cooked rice, Bring Gumbo to boil in a covered pot and then turn heat to medium low to simmer for another 25 minutes until vegetables are tender. THEN ADD RICE! (See video)
Makes 12 generous servings,
Serve hot with Ginger Pumpkin Sweet Corn Bread, (RECIPE AT THE END OF THE VIDEO)