Ginger’s Shrimp and Rice

You’ll love the ease and flavor of this Shrimp and Rice dish.

Ginger’s Shrimp and Rice
Makes 6 servings
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  1. 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  2. 1 cup sliced smoked sausage (about 1⁄4-inch thick)
  3. 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  4. ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1½ cups long-grain white rice
  7. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  8. 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  9. 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  10. 2½ cups water
  11. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  12. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  13. 1½ pounds medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  1. In a deep 12-inch cast-iron skillet, cook bacon and sausage over medium-high heat until bacon is crisp and sausage is browned, approximately 10 minutes. Leaving meat in skillet, carefully drain all but 3 tablespoons rendered fat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, approximately 6 minutes. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute. Add flour, tomato sauce, tomatoes, 2½ cups water, salt, and pepper, stirring until combined.
  3. Add shrimp to pan. (Do not stir.) Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender and shrimp are cooked through, approximately 40 minutes.
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