Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow 45 - 50 minutes cooking time for brown rice.
In large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, cook oil and flour, whisking, 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
Add peppers, celery, onion and garlic. Cook about 8 minutes until browned.
Slowly whisk in broth to blend well. When blended, add beans and cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil. When boiling, immediately lower heat to maintain a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
Stir in shrimp, and return to boiling. When boiling, immediately reduce heat to low. Simmer about 5 minutes until flavors are blended and gumbo is thickened.
Serve with rice.
Contributor: pat ciesla
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