Here is an easy Cajun recipe that is good for serving a crowd while accommodating lots of dietary needs like vegans and gluten free! Leave out the sausage and add red or kidney beans for an easy vegan version.
4 celery stalks
1 medium onion
1 green pepper
2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 cup rice
2 cups veggie broth or water
Cajun spiced sausage such as andouille
Finely dice the celery, onion and green peppers and sauté them in a large pot. Add in the veggie broth, diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, and rice and simmer until the rice is cooked.
Grill the sausage, (or brown in a pan) slice and add to the rice mixture when it is done. Or leave it on the side if you are serving vegans or vegetarians. The rice mixture will still have a spice smoked flavor from the green chills, and paprika. You could also use chicken broth and add in shredded chicken. Serve with some hot sauce and enjoy!