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Turkey Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Stew (Light)

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Category: Low Fat

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------RICE------------------------------------
  • 2 1/2 c Water
  • 1 1/4 c Long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 ts Salt


1/2 ts Dried thyme
1/2 ts Dried basil
1/2 ts Paprika
1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
1/4 ts Onion powder
1/4 ts Garlic powder
1 tb Flour

1 tb Canola oil, (or vegetable
1 c Finely chopped onion
1 Clove garlic, minced
2 md Celery ribs, finely chopped
1 sm Red or yellow bell pepper,
1 c Low-sodium chicken broth
8 oz Smoked turkey sausage,
-sliced 1/2" thick
1 cn (15-oz) peeled and diced
-tomatoes, drained
1 cn (15-oz) black-eyed peas
1 tb Chopped fresh sage leaves
-(or 1 teaspoon dried sage,
1/4 c Fresh parsley, finely
Freshly ground black pepper,
-to taste

1. To prepare the rice: Combine the water, rice and salt in a medium
saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue boiling, uncovered, until the level
of the liquid just covers the rice. Stir occasionally. Cover and reduce the
heat to low. Cook 15 minutes. Set aside, covered.

2. To prepare the Cajun seasoning: Combine the thyme, basil, paprika,
cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder and flour. set aside.

3. To prepare the stew: In a large saucepan or skillet, preferably
nonstick, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté 3
minutes. Add the celery, bell pepper and 2 tablespoons of the broth. cover
and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the turkey sausage and saute with the vegetables, uncovered, 5
minutes. Then sprinkle on the Cajun seasoning and cook 1 minute.

5. Add the remaining broth and the tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, stirring

6. Drain and rinse the black-eyed peas; drain well again. Put into the pan
with the sage, cover and cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes, stirring

7. Stir in the parsley and pepper. Adjust the seasonings if necessary and
serve over rice.

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