I found this recipe in my mom's old recipe box. I made it yesterday, and was so pleased at how good and easy it is, that I wanted to share it. (I didn't have the cayenne pepper on hand, so I used a pinch of red pepper flakes)
In large heavy soup kettle, saute' rice and garlic in butter until rice is golden. Stir in celery and onion, continue sauteing until tender, stirring constantly. Stir in water and next 5 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover; simmer 20 minutes.
Add ham, shrimp, and tomatoes.
Cover; simmer an additional 10 minutes or until rice is tender. (You may need to add a little more water if this starts to stick to the bottom of your pan) Stir well before serving. Makes about 6/12 cups.