This gumbo is going to "get ya" with its flavorful blend of ingredients.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
To quickly thaw okra, rinse with cold water until it is separated.
You can substitute 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham for the sausage.
Instead of serving the soup over cooked rice, you can cook the rice right in the soup. Stir 1/2 cup uncooked regular long grain rice into the soup with the okra during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Cover and cook on high heat setting 25 to 30 minutes.
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