There’s not one week that goes by my kids don’t ask for their favorite turkey sausage. This has become a great go-to meal especially on nights we go to Taekwondo.
So I’m always looking for ways to spice up my kids favorite dinner. This Easy One Pot Sausage & Rice recipe definitely does that. With all the spicy, cajun ingredients, this can also be a lighter version of jambalaya.
If you make jambalaya or spicy rice at home, you will recognize these ingredients:
Easy One Pot Sausage & Rice
- 10 ounces Turkey Sausage, cut into bite sizes
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 white Onion, diced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons Garlic, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cup uncooked Rice (white or brown)
- 3 cups Chicken Stock
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Hot Chili Sauce (optional)
The first thing you want to do is pick a pan that is big enough to hold all of these ingredients. You will also need to be able to use a lid.
Over a medium flame, saute the cup up turkey sausage over a tablespoon of olive oil. Brown the sausage for about 5-6 minutes.
Next add the diced onion, pepper and garlic. Then season with the cayenne pepper, onion powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix it together and put back on the stove. Cook until the onion is translucent. This usually takes another five minutes.
Add the uncooked rice, chicken stock and bay leaves. I used white rice but you can also use brown rice. Mix together.
Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 20 minutes. It will be done when the rice is cooked.
Make sure you keep an eye on the rice because it can stick to the bottom of the pan.
Remove from the stove when it’s done. If you like it a little spicy, add the Worcestershire sauce and Hot Chili sauce and mix together.
This is another meal that can be served all by itself. Keep it in the pan and put in the center of your kitchen table. If you choose, you can add a vegetable or salad to complete the meal.