Photography: Karry Hosford
5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

"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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

veryslowcook's Review

July 21, 2014
Delicious the next day, too. Made a few small changes-- used 5.3oz saffron risotto mix, pork Italian sausage, fresh corn (2 stalks), and added a little onion, orange bell pepper, and mild jalapeno to the saute. Would definitely make this again and might experiment with other alterations.

mandofan's Review

January 18, 2012
Tasty, very easy, little clean-up. I used 12 oz. hot turkey sausage.

PinkLadyLA's Review

October 24, 2010
This has the most wonderful flavor! I took some reviewer suggestions and added red pepper and onion when cooking the sausage. I would like to add even more ingredients (maybe black olives) so I'll be experimenting with this recipe again and again.

lizardstew's Review

August 14, 2009
This was good. The flavors were very tasty but aesthetically, it needed something red. Next time I will chop up a tomato or red pepper. I did have seconds, though. ;)

carolfitz's Review

April 21, 2009
This came together in just over 20 minutes. Used chicken broth to cook the package rice. Cooked 1/2c chopped onion and 1/2c chopped red bell pepper with Trader Joe chipotle chicken sausage. Used low-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese instead of parmesan. Served with a CL black bean salad. Very easy to tweak to taste.

England86's Review

November 26, 2008
I liked this recipe, though my husband and kids didn't. It was too spicey for my 2 and 5 year old.

severine999's Review

November 19, 2008
A definite fave. Delicious, and really quick and easy to put together. I usually serve it with stewed tomatoes and okra and a black bean salad. I make this a lot!