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... show more 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

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