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Winter Vegetarian Gumbo

Although this recipe might not be considered authentic gumbo, it is a delicious vegetarian spin and features okra and Cajun seasoning.
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Winter Vegetarian Gumbo

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Olive Oil
  • ½ cups Flour, All-Purpose
  • 1 cup dice Onion
  • 1 cup dice Celery
  • 1 cup dice Tomato
  • 2 cups dice Carrot
  • 2 cups dice Parsnip
  • 1 cup slice Okra
  • 1 cup Green Beans
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth/Stock
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 2 cups cook White Rice, Long-Grain

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Place oil in large pot. Heat over medium-high heat and add flour.
  2. Cook until golden, around 3 minutes
  3. Add vegetables, salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium high and cover. Cook until the vegetables are soft about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add broth and cajun spice. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Place oil in large pot. Heat over medium-high heat and add flour.
  2. Cook until golden, around 3 minutes
  3. Add vegetables, salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium and cover. Cook until the vegetables are soft about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add broth and cajun spice. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Allow to completely cool.
  6. Portion into freezer bags, label, and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat on stovetop on medium high heat for 8-10 minutes, until warmed through.
  2. Serve over rice.

8 Comments

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  1. I’d like to make this recipe, but that seems like a lot of oil!?! Half a cup?? I’ve never seen a recipe call or that much, just wanting to make sure thats right!

    1. It is a lot, but it’s correct. Feel free to substitute butter, as well. I’ve done that a few times and it is also delicious!

  2. Made this for dinner tonight and it was EXCELLENT. My husband kept saying he thought it was a restaurant-quality dish! Really simple and tasty for a cold night’s dinner. Yum.

  3. Our spring planting of root vegetables was ready to pick, so I decided to give this a try. It was super easy to make and tasted amazing! We hadn’t tried okra before – it’s not too common in rural Wisconsin so we had to buy it frozen. Thanks for the opportunity to discover a tasty new food!

  4. we have had this several times and really liked it, even my 2 young boys ate it up! personally, i added some beans to it to make it higher in protein and used some alternative flour to make it gluten free.

  5. I’m wondering if by “Cajun spice” you mean Cajun pepper? Also you say to begin on “medium high” and then to lower temp to “medium high”. ???

    1. Jen,Cajun spice is the same as cajun seasoning. Thank you for pointing out the “medium high” mistake. We will get that fixed!

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