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SHRIMP GUMBO---serves 6  (215 calories per serving-10 grams fat)
2 cups Okra 2 cups water
1/4 cup Vegetable oil 1 cup tomatoes
2/3 cup chopped green onion 1/2 tsp.blk.pepper
3 cloves garlic,finely chopped 2 bay leaves
1/2 cup uncooked rice 1 pound fresh shrimp
6 drops hot pepper sauce

In a lg. pot over med.high heat, saute okra in oil for 10 min. Add onions, garlic and pepper. Cook about 5 min.Add water, tomato, and bay leaves. Cover and simmer 20 min. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions, do not use salt, butter or margarine. Set aside. Add shrimp to Okra mixture. Cover and remove from heat.Let stand 5 minutes,or until shrimp is done ( when pink ).Do not overcook. Remove bay leaves and sprinkle in hot pepper sauce. Stir to mix well. Place 1/4 cup of cooked rice in each soup bowl. Add equal amounts of gumbo to each bowl and serve hot. ENJOY