Corn, Red Bean & Okra Gumbo with Long-Grain Rice
Gumbo is a Southern Louisiana stew with a couple of distinguishing features. First, it must contain the Cajun holy trinity: onion, celery and bell peppers. Second, it must be thickened with either a roux (a base of flour and fat), okra, or filé (dried and ground sassafras leaves). Our vegetarian version bucks tradition by replacing the usual meat and shellfish with red beans and corn, and by using ripe sweet peppers instead of the typical green bell.