Okra Gumbo

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The roux—a combination of oil or butter and flour—is the base for many classic New Orleans dishes.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 6 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen chopped okra
  • 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 package (7 oz.) Gardein Chick’n Strips, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • ½ tsp. filé powder
  • 6 cups cooked white rice

Directions

  • In a small sauté pan, bring the oil and flour to medium heat, stirring continuously until the roux achieves a rich brown color, at least 10 minutes.
  • In a 4-quart slow cooker, add the roux and all remaining ingredients except the rice. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.
  • Once done, remove the bay leaf. Pour each serving over 1 cup of cooked rice.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen chopped okra
  • 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 package (7 oz.) Gardein Chick’n Strips, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • ½ tsp. filé powder
  • 6 cups cooked white rice

Directions

  • In a small sauté pan, bring the oil and flour to medium heat, stirring continuously until the roux achieves a rich brown color, at least 10 minutes.
  • In a 4-quart slow cooker, add the roux and all remaining ingredients except the rice. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.
  • Once done, remove the bay leaf. Pour each serving over 1 cup of cooked rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories590
Total Fat22g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1470mg
Total Carbohydrate80g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars4g
Protein16g