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The spicy gumbo at Ruby Tuesday features grilled shrimp, fresh chicken, and andouille sausage served over rice as one of your sides.

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

Makes 8 Servings

2 cups chicken broth
1 cup uncooked converted rice
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup cold water
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

TO PREPARE THE RICE:  In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in the rice, celery, onion and garlic. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

MAKE THE GUMBO:  In a Dutch oven, combine the tomatoes, chicken, kielbasa, thyme, pepper, bay leaves and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.  Combine the flour and 1/4 cup cold water until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture. Stir in the shrimp and green pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and gumbo is thickened. Discard bay leaves.  Remove rice from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes; stir in parsley. Serve with gumbo.
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