SW recipe: Vegetable gumbo

Ready in about 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Frylight

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp Syn free dried Cajun spice mix

4 celery sticks, roughly chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and cut into small chunks

800ml vegetable stock

400g passata

150g dried basmati rice

1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into small chunks

100g okra, thickly sliced, reserving some to serve

400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

2 spring onions, finely chopped

Method:

1 Spray a large, non-stick pan with Frylight and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until soft. Add the Cajun spice mix, reduce the heat to low and stir for 1 minute. Add the celery, carrots, stock and passata and simmer for 10 minutes.

2 Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the pack instructions, then drain well.

3 Add the peppers, okra and beans to the gumbo and cook for a further 5 minutes. Top with the spring onions and reserved okra and serve with the rice.

Syns per serving: FREE

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