Our Sausage and Rice Skillet Dinner is the ultimate one-pan meal! Onions, peppers, seasoned sausage, and tender rice create a comforting bowl of deliciousness. Best of all, it's a quick and easy skillet dinner for busy evenings.
– Kielbasa sausage, sliced. Other pre-cooked sausages also work. – Vegetables: Yellow onion (red or white onions are fine too), bell peppers (mix of red and green), and minced garlic cloves. Adjust the quantity as per your taste. – Tomato paste. – Spices. Includes smoked paprika, Italian spice blend, salt, and peppers. – Long-grain white rice. Avoid instant rice. – Chicken broth. Vegetable or beef broth are good substitutes. – Diced tomatoes and Tomato sauce.
Now, let's kick things off by browning the sausage. This is not a step to be overlooked, as searing the sausage helps to unlock its deep, savory flavors, and gives it a fabulously crispy texture. A medium to high heat is best for this - you'll know it's done when it's beautifully bronzed.
Once your veggies are perfectly sautéed, enhance the flavor by adding garlic, spices, long-grain white rice, broth, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Coating the rice with sauce and spices is crucial for even cooking and a delicious taste.
Now, let's move onto the next step: cooking the rice. After adding the liquids to the skillet, cover it and let everything simmer at a low heat. When the cooking time is over, remove the skillet from the heat but keep the lid on. Allow the skillet to sit covered for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, give it a good stir and serve your delicious skillet dinner. Enjoy!
This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare, even for novice cooks. Kids love this skillet dinner, and the spice level can be adjusted to taste. Leftovers? Not a problem! This dish tastes just as great the next day, as the flavors meld together overnight for an even more flavorful meal.
Is it possible to swap out the Kielbasa sausage? Absolutely! If Kielbasa isn't on hand, feel free to substitute it with any other sausage variant that boasts a robust, smoky essence.
Try this tasty and easy sausage and rice recipe. You'll love the simplicity and bold flavors of this skillet dinner. It's hearty, filling, and perfect for the whole family. Who says delicious dinners have to be complicated? 😉 We certainly don't think so!