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Sausage and Rice

This Sausage and Rice meal combines smoked chicken sausage, crisp sweet corn, savory black beans, roasted bell peppers, and tender rice in an unforgettably delicious dinner! This meal is ready in 30 minutes or less and is all prepared in one skillet!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword sausage and rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 491kcal
Cost $8.62


  • 1 tablespoon (16g) olive oil
  • 1 cup (130g) diced yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 12 oz (340g) smoked chicken sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (121g) chicken stock
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon each: paprika, chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Fine sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 3/4 cup (153g) roasted red pepper strips, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (210g) frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 package Ready Rice/Microwaveable Packaged Rice, 8.5 oz
  • 1 cup (94g) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Optional: fresh lime, fresh cilantro, sour cream


  • ONION AND SAUSAGE: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Add sliced sausage and saute another 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and salt & pepper to taste (I add 1 tsp fine sea salt and 1/4 tsp pepper). Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Add broth, stirring to loosen any browned bits from the pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2-3 minutes or until liquid is mostly evaporated. Mix in red pepper strips, corn, black beans, and rice (no prep needed beforehand). Mix until warmed through. Taste and adjust seasonings to personal preference.
  • CHEESE: Turn off the heat. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover with lid. Let stand 3-5 minutes or until melted. Gently stir to mix in the cheese and serve immediately. Add fresh lime, fresh cilantro, and a scoop of sour cream if desired.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.6g | Protein: 36.9g | Fat: 18.1g | Cholesterol: 95.6mg | Sodium: 713mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 6g