Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Make this rice and smoked sausage main dish recipe all in one skillet for an easy weeknight meal with very little cleanup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Sauté in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove sausage slices, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet.

Step 2

Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic to skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until tender. Add chicken broth, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet, and bring to a boil. Remove rice from cooking bag; add rice, sausage, salt, and pepper to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy Quick Dinner

July 09, 2015
Used Success Brown Rice, needed additional cup of chicken broth to cook rice. Very easy to put together, but will be sure to add enough liquid for the rice!

KKirchgessner1's Review

November 06, 2013
We really liked it, used Jimmy Dean hot sausage instead, def gonna make it more, easy & yum!

Waterfall's Review

September 21, 2013
This was a good, basic, simple, and delicious meal that I'll definitely be making again.

mmoodywell's Review

February 19, 2013

Aseleener's Review

May 09, 2012
I love this recipe! I bake brown rice earlier in the day to use in this recipe. We don't like green peppers, so I added thawed frozen peas instead. And I seasoned it with a little smoked paprika. It goes really well with the smoked sausage. Here's mine:

Wooten8's Review

October 07, 2010
My family LOVES this recipe. I do add a pound of Jimmy Dean regular sausage.

Econcook's Review

March 30, 2010
Outstanding for what it is--really, truly, quick and easy and tasty. Earns a permanent spot in my quick dinner rotation. Made exactly as recipe states. Vaguely like jambalya,but no tomatoes in it. Only serves 4, not 6. Even my young kids (under 7 years old) will eat it. It's not a 5 in taste, but I'd give it a 4 if the drop-down menu didn't say 4=special occasion.