- Cut sausage into ½-inch slices. Lightly coat the interior of the steamer tray with cooking spray. Place the sausage and shrimp into the steaming tray; reserve. Insert the cooking bowl into the Cuisinart® Rice Cooker/Steamer.
- Place the olive oil in the bowl, cover, and turn on. After 1 minute, add the onions, celery, green and red peppers, and garlic; stir to coat with oil. Cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the rice, thyme, and chili powder. Stir until rice is opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and tomato sauce; tuck in the bay leaf. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Place the filled steaming tray on the cooking bowl; cover. Continue to cook until Rice Cooker switches to Warm, 8 to 10 minutes longer. Let stand at Warm for 5 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf. Gently toss rice mixture with steamed shrimp and sausage. Add half the parsley and toss to combine. Transfer to a warmed bowl to serve. Sprinkle with remaining chopped parsley. Serve with hot sauce if desired.
*Smoked chicken or turkey andouille sausage has much less fat than traditional pork andouille. It can be found in many well-stocked grocery stores. Smoked turkey kielbasa can be substituted.