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Colorful Kielbasa Recipe

Colorful Kielbasa Recipe

"This stick-to-your-ribs dish is sure to satisfy the heartiest appetite," writes Schelby Thompson of Camden Wyoming, Florida. "You can take it from stovetop to table in about half and hour."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, combine the soup, water and butter; bring to a boil. Add kielbasa and rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18 minutes or until rice is almost tender.
  • 2. Stir in peas and mushrooms. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and peas are heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 481 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1459mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

Reviews for Colorful Kielbasa

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Nancy User ID: 2151051 256459
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2016

"I have made this dish for years and we all love it. Sometimes I do add extra water and garlic powder."

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TashaEdwards User ID: 8446659 229410
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"This is my first time making this it was amazing. I used 10 minute rice and that worked really well. If you want more spice add your own you dont have to follow exactly what it says"

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newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 221939
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"I've been making this since the recipe first appeared. Just made it again tonight and decided to see if I had ever reviewed it. Can't believe I hadn't. I've had the rice issue too. Thought it was just me. I'll probably just make it separately and add it in. Our packages of kielbasa here also contain only 13 oz. Oh well, it's a painless way to eat a little less meat."

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Bethodye User ID: 8210629 217757
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"totally edible, but totally lacking in flavor. I just kept wishing there was more spice, maybe spicy tomatoes, something."

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BLESSTHEUSA User ID: 5283087 21682
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"I have made this many times over the years. It is truly a family favorite!! I will make it for many more :)"

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TiffPeter User ID: 7716504 16647
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

"This recipe was a great way to use up vegetables in the fridge and put a new twist on kielbasa. For those cooks that had an issue with the rice not getting soft, here is what I did to solve it. Instead of the 1 1/2 cups of water, I used 1 3/4 cups of homemade low sodium chicken stock. In this modified version, I first sauteed about 1/3 cup onion, added a chopped jalapeno and a small clove of garlic. Then toasted the rice in the butter and vegetables until lightly golden. Then add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, lower to medium low and cook, covered for 10 minutes. That gave the rice a head start. Then add the cream of celery soup and kielbasa and cook, uncovered for another 10 minutes over medium low. Then proceed as the recipe instructs. I added a little fresh parsley and some chives at the end to brighten everything up. Will definitely put this in my recipe rotation. The low sodium chicken stock added a depth of flavor that I really enjoyed. Thanks for posting this."

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cookinmommy User ID: 166191 49460
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Very easy and fast to make which was a plus.The only changes I made were I used smoked sausage and instant brown rice.YUMMY!"

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lindica User ID: 6958967 45817
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"I (and the rest of my family) think it's very tasty But we added fresh Bell peppers, onion, and used fresh mushrooms instead of canned and beef broth instead of water witch made it delicious but it's very easy and I think Kielbasa is the best meat for the "colorful kielbasa" recipe. -my son daden angel who loves cooking and helping out."

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renatae User ID: 7548123 45020
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"We really liked this dish! It definitely does stick to your ribs! I did substitute cream of mushroom soup for the cream of celery soup. Because people said they had issues with the rice, I cut the amount of rice down to 1/2 cup and increased the cooking time to about 20-22 minutes, waiting until most of the liquid was absorbed. The rice came out fine, and not chewy."

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Beema User ID: 446601 79410
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I made this to test the rice issue.. some have mentioned in the forums that the rice wasn't getting soft (ie, not being cooked). I think this is due to the soup absorbing too much of the water, not leaving enough for the rice which needs twice the amount of water than rice in order to cook properly. The recipe is excellent, when you cook the rice separately and add it just before serving. Kielbasa and sweet rope sausage are interchangeable in this recipe."

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katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 25635
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Made this last night. It was very easy and quick. Everyone enjoyed the flavor. I also had

trouble with the rice not getting soft enough. Even so I will make it again and work on the rice."

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Colleen1734 User ID: 1875548 51363
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"I've made this several times, sometimes substituting mushroom soup and chopped celery. Also very good."

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 26284
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Making *this* tonight. Noticed another's rate of recipe using sliced sweet sausage instead. Kielbasa available in our location is only 13 ounces, for a 16 ounce price. I also use broccoli instead of peas. Very quick and easy. Thank You."

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ForeverRae User ID: 6950582 26283
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"I make this all the time and it is fantastic!! There's something in it for everyone, and its so quick and easy! I can't seem to ever get the rice part fully soft though, always a few crunchy bites but I'm working on it."

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ForeverRae User ID: 6950582 21008
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"I make this all the time and it is fantastic!! There's something in it for everyone, and its so quick and easy! I can't seem to ever get the rice part fully soft though, always a few crunchy bites but I'm working on it."

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tiffv2008 User ID: 6624969 21680
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"This was my first time making this recipe and it is absolutely delicious. It was super easy to make and will definitely be a go to meal for me in the future. I didn't make any alterations and it still came out incredible."

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KitchenYenta User ID: 6606614 51009
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"I've made this since it was published in 1998. I don't keep cream of celery soup on the shelf, so I make my own celery cream sauce and then proceed with the recipe. It's always been good. A family favorite."

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enassar User ID: 351746 51362
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"This is one of my favorite recipes. It cooks up quick and my husand and sons love it! I, too, have substituted Cream of Mushroom soup for a change of pace."

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laurahillebrand User ID: 5514297 26282
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"I have been making this recipe for years with no changes and I love it."

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eibergenr User ID: 4351443 21747
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"This was really good and super easy. I used Cream of Mushroom soup. Definitely will make this again."

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Kameko User ID: 6206331 26281
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Really love this recipe! It's my "go-to" when I'm running late and need a quick fix. I use canned peas and rice I've made ahead of time and stir it in at the very end. Works like a charm and my family is a huge fan."

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LullaCry User ID: 5985037 45782
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"Wow! My husband and I thought this was an awesome recipe made exactly to the recipe. The next time I made it I added broccoli, pearl onions, and tiny tiny bit of garlic and it was fantastic. The next time I made used italian sausage recipe exact again awesome. Then with chicken! Awesome. Thank you for sharing this recipe. A pure treasure!"

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Kitchen Gnome User ID: 5707712 79409
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"This is a great meal when you need something quick. I use cream of mushroom soup since that is our favorite."

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kupcake28 User ID: 4472228 23190
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"This recipe was well loved by my family, I did double the recipe and instead of using canned mushrooms I used fresh mushrooms. Yummy!!"

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BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 51008
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"Another keeper! I sauteed the mushrooms and browned the kielbasa before adding them to the dish to enhance the flavors. Wonderful meal for a cold, winter night. The family's only complaint is that there aren't leftovers to take to school and work for lunch tomorrow!"

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deltatoolgirl User ID: 1215550 52430
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"We enjoyed this very much!"

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Katzprizim User ID: 4910711 20971
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"This recipe was simple to make and was colorful but lacking in flavor. I would recomend adding some garlic and a few other spices. I will experiment and report my findings."

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trishag904 User ID: 4763882 23188
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"I loved this meal! I would definitely make it again. I replaced the peas with broccili and it was delicious!"

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MICHIGANGIRL User ID: 3113617 21742
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"THIS RECIPE IS WAY TOO HIGH IN FAT & SODIUM!I WILL TRY TO LOWER THESE BY USING LOW-SODIUM, LOW-FAT soup, FRESH MUSHROOMS, LOW-FAT KEILBASA,2% FAT CHEESE & WHITE RICE.USUALLY MAKING THESE CHANGES WILL NOT ALTER THE END TASTE OR APPEARANCE OF THE REDCIPE. ENJOY EVERYONE."

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 79408
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2008

"Made this dish for dinner tonight. It was great!! Next time will try broccoli in place of peas. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing!"

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