1 cup rice
1 packet onion soup mix (or you can make your own)
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (can leave this out if using fresh garlic)
1/4 tsp. cayenne
Combine mix with 2 1/2 c. water, 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce, 1 lb chicken or sausage.
Bring everything to a boil, then simmer 20-25 minutes. If using shrimp, add in the last 5-7 minutes of cooking.
Pull out the bay leaf before serving!
Hints: If you like it a little spicier, use a can of Rotel in place of the diced tomatoes.