Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Sausage

This is comfort food. Yum. This meal is sooo quick to put together. Seriously, incredibly fast. In the time it takes to make this meal you can bake up some muffins and toss a salad or steam veggies and walla......dinner is ready! This is a great fall meal to warm cold bellies.


1 box (8oz) dirty rice mix
2 1/2 cups water
2-3 turkey sausage links (the spicy kind are great!)
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 large green onion, sliced

1. Get those sausages cooking. In a non-stick skillet, cook your sausages until cooked through. They can be cooking while you get your rice ready, which is next.
2. Ok, super easy here. In a 2 quart sauce pan heat rice and sauce mix and water until boiling. Reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and cook about 25 minutes. Stir every once and a while so rice isn't sticking to the bottom of your pan. Whenever your sausages are done cooking you can slice them up and add them in to the simmering rice to all the flavors blend.
3. When rice is tender go ahead and add your beans. Stir them in and cook about 1 minute until warmed through. Take your pan off the heat and let stand about 5 minutes. Fluff the rice and give everyone a nice big spoonful. Garnish with green onion.

* Corn bread or muffins would be great. A green salad or steamed green beans, broccoli, or roasted asparagus are all good veggies to have with this meal.

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