Southwest Sausage and Rice

Cooking Light
Southwest Sausage and Rice Recipe
Photography: Karry Hosford

"This easy rice dish is a simplified takeoff of a Cooking Light risotto made with yellow bell peppers and sausage. The saffron rice mix gives the yellow color of the roasted bell peppers." --CL Reader

5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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1 (5-ounce) package saffron rice mix (such as Mahatma)
2 (4-ounce) links turkey Italian sausage
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of salt
Minced fresh cilantro (optional)


Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Remove casings from sausage. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.

Add corn and garlic to pan, and cook over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in rice, sausage, cheese, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Created date

November 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 253
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 14.8 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 795 mg
Calcium 105 mg