Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings (about 7 cups)
"Made this for my family and it was a big hit. Added a couple if things to make it my own but it was great. "
1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen; set aside. In a 12-inch skillet cook onion, celery, sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in chicken broth, undrained tomatoes, sausage, rice, thyme, basil, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, red pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
2. Stir in shrimp. Return to boiling. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes more or until shrimp turn opaque and rice is tender. Stir in ham; heat through. Discard bay leaf.