This dressing side dish is loaded with flavor, which helps it stand up the main dish. Cooking the rice in broth adds more flavor to the grains, kick-starting the Thanksgiving side dish in the right direction.
6 cups chicken broth
3 cups uncooked long-grain rice
1 cup chicken giblets
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 pounds ground pork sausage
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
How to Make It
Cook chicken broth and rice in a saucepan over medium heat 30 minutes or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender. Set aside.
Combine giblets and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and chop.
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove sausage, and drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Set sausage aside.
Sauté chopped garlic and next 3 ingredients in hot drippings 7 minutes or until tender.
Stir together rice, giblets, sausage, vegetables, salt, and remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish.