Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
Serves 3 (serving size: 1 cup)

This quick and easy sausage and spinach rice bowl recipe is a one-dish meal that can be ready in 10 minutes flat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat rice according to directions.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage and pepper; cook 4 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add spinach; cook 30 seconds or until spinach begins to wilt, tossing constantly. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute or until heated. Sprinkle with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

Great weeknight meal - filling & delicious

January 08, 2016
Although I made a few changes (brown basmati rice, hot chicken sausage, chopped tomatoes) I feel like that's the strength of the dish.  You can make changes based on your preference to make it perfect for you.  I only added the chicken sausage because my store was out of turkey, but as i prefer turkey I'll be adding that back next time.  And there will be a next time.  Loved having a dish that felt homemade but was as easy as picking up fast food, or making something from a frozen box.  I added a bit of salt, because I tend to like salty foods, and I like chopped tomatoes on my rice, bean & sausage dish so I knew I wanted to explore it here.  I will probably also add a few chopped green onions to give it some crunch.It was more filling than I thought it would be, and great to have leftovers the next day!  

Quick weeknight meal but not for guests!

April 22, 2015
So I love this recipe because it is easy and tasty but wouldn't make it for guests.  My 3 year old loves it, my husband loves it and I love it!   I use hot chicken Italian sausage (for me) or regular if for the rest of the family.  If I use regular, I add some red pepper flakes when serving.  So I give 4 stars because people get mad when you use 5 stars and alter the receipe.  So, I cook up regular rice in 1/2 chicken stock and 1/2 water.  I don't add garlic (I love it but it doesn't love me!) and the cheese is a must.  I am being a bit of a snob here but please dont use the cheese in a green bottle, yuck!  Use the fresh grated stuff - it doesn't have to be the freshest thing, pre-grated is ok but make just not the fake stuff from a jar.  The deli usually has some pre-grated or pre-shredded which is still good and not over the top expensive.  It DOES make a difference.    


November 18, 2016
This was such an easy, quick and tasty recipe. I'll be making regularly for a quick lunch or dinner. Yummy!


March 08, 2016
This is an easy weeknight meal.  Nothing special about it, but it was tasty, easy and quick to make. 

Easy and Versatile

September 16, 2015
I added chopped tomato as a topping that added a nice touch and another vegetable (es, I know a tomato is not really a vegetable...you get my drift).  Reduced the amount of garlic cloves from 5 to 3. Quick recipe.

Love this "Bowl"

June 10, 2015
We love this.  I usually double; too good not to have leftovers.  Any kind of sausage works. Yummy.  Great way to get in your greens.

Excellent. Easy. Very versatile.

March 16, 2015
Excellent.  Easy.  Very versatile.I added mushrooms.  I'll be tweaking this more in the future.

nmossberg's Review

March 01, 2015
Used regular sausage as I don't like "hot" anything, made the brown rice. Good flavor and easy to put together. A definite repeat.

kathyferg's Review

December 17, 2014
I really enjoyed this! Do not skip the cheese!!

aglovebox's Review

November 02, 2014