does anybody know what these little things in the gumbo are !?!?

My gumbo comes out pretty good but I need more variety in there. I remember when I was in school they had the little tiney balls in the gumbo I have no idea what they were but I absolutely love them! I’ll try to describe but I don’t have much to go off of I’ve been out of school for like 3 years now so it’s been a while since I’ve had the school gumbo to know a whole lot.

So they were kinda of chewy not crunchy at all

Small like half the size of a pea.

Kinda look slimy I guess that might have been from the juice idk

Drop suggestions below!

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    Okra

    • CB
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      1st Correct answer to this question is by Melissa -

  • 10 months ago

    whatever was in the fridge... real gumbo is all left overs with sea food, or crawdads etc. added to it.

  • Mj
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    Based on the size I am guessing lentils. Check out some images on the net and see if you can find what you are talking about.

    Lentils aren't generally part of a gumbo recipe. Okra is.

  • 10 months ago

    sounds like the inside of okra.

    Most traditional gumbo recipes do call for okra.

    Add some the next time you make it.

    EDIT: slimy texture confirms that okra is correct as there is something in okra that does that but the seeds don't necessarily come packed alone, its usually the sliced pods or even whole pods. I love them pickled.

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  • 10 months ago

    Quinoa. It was not actually part of the gumbo but an alternative to rice served with the gumbo.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Chick peas? Or lentils maybe.

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Are they the seeds from the okra used in it?

    • CB
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      ^^^
      Correct answer - the rest are just BS.

  • Speed
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    That sounds like barley. I see it in some gumbo recipes.

    Easiest way to be sure if that's it is to buy a can of beef barley soup. You'll know it when you see it, taste it, and chew it, right?

  • 10 months ago

    Could the ingredient you are thinking of be garbanzo beans, perhaps?

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