One Pan Meals are quick and easy, and this One Pan Smoked Sausage and Rice Skillet is at the top of my list of favorites!
It’s hot today. Like mid-nineties hot. It’s windy too. Living in Southern California we are somewhat used to Santa Ana winds, as we call them, but when you have those high winds combined with the awful heat, it’s pretty much unbearable to be outside. Which of course makes it a good to cook something yummy.
Since I’m not planning on braving the outdoors much today, I figured it was a good time to use up some ingredients I found in the fridge. Today it was half a pound of smoked turkey sausage and some sweet peppers. I love those sweet little peppers! At my local grocer they come in a bag with yellow, red and orange. They are sweet and crunchy and go perfectly with hummus or even my spinach artichoke dip. But today they are being combined with some savory turkey sausage to make up this delicious one pan dish.
My one pan dishes are also a great way to get my kids to eat some healthy veggies. It’s hard to escape them when they’re mixed in to something this delicious!
The best part is they are easy to make, and everything is done in one pan for quick clean up!
Start by heating some oil and sauteing some diced onion and smoked sausage.
Next add the rice an garlic and stir it up a bit, cooking until the rice just starts to brown.
Add the liquid and sweet peppers, and bring it to a boil.
Cover it up and let it cook until all of the liquid is absorbed; about 20 minutes.
Does it look yummy?? It’s got such a great smoky flavor – your whole family will love it!
- 1/2 pound Smoked Sausage
- 1 cup rice
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup diced Sweet Peppers
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp salt
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft.
- Add sliced sausage and garlic and cook for five minutes, stirring often.
- Add rice and stir for several minutes until rice starts to brown.
- Add water, salt and pepper, and sweet peppers and stir.
- Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low.
- Continue to cook, covered, for 20 minutes. If there is still liquid in the pan, remove lid and cook for a few more minutes, or until liquid is completely absorbed.
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