Broccoli, Rice and Sausage Dinner Recipe
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Broccoli, Rice and Sausage Dinner Recipe

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The first recipe my kids requested when they left home was broccoli with sausage and rice. If fresh zucchini or summer squash is available, add it to the mix. —JoAnn Parmentier, Branch, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (13 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 4 cups small fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Reduced-fat sour cream and Louisiana-style hot sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without sour cream and hot sauce): 276 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 853mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until browned. Stir in broccoli; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Add water, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir rice mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed and cheese is melted. If desired, serve with sour cream and hot sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli, Rice and Sausage Dinner in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

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MY REVIEW User ID: 1368448 245041
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"I have made this recipe twice and it definitely needed tweaked. I sauteed onion and fresh garlic with the sausages. I still used Penzey's Roasted Garlic and vegetable broth in place of the water. With these changes, my husband and I enjoyed the dish. It was quick, made plenty for leftovers and there was only one pan to clean up. I would definitely recommend with a few changes for more flavor."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 228783
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"My family enjoy this dish. It does need a little more flavor so next time I will use more garlic powder and cheese."

lorettalib User ID: 4493956 222177
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"The good thing about this dish is that it is quick and easy, but it does not have much flavor. If I were to make it again I would probable substitute fresh garlic for the garlic powder, chicken or vegetable broth for the water and maybe red pepper flakes for some punch."

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