"This is a quick and foolproof way of preparing this dish that allows you to add whatever ingredients you like by cooking them ahead and then adding them to the sauce base. Use chicken, sausage, shrimp, crabmeat, oysters, whatever you have on hand."
4 cups Creole Mother Sauce (recipe below)
2 or 3 cups cooked chicken, sausage, shrimp, crabmeat, oysters—whatever you have on hand
1 cup water or stock
3 cups cooked white rice
freshly chopped parsley or green onion
Heat the sauce in a large saucepan and add the cooked chicken and/or other proteins. Add the water or stock, cover and simmer for a few minutes, until hot.
Fold in the rice. Garnish with plenty of freshly chopped parsley or green onion.