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Italian Sausage Fried Rice

 Italian Sausage Fried Rice
I created this dish one day when I wasn't in the mood for anything I'd tried before. I used ingredients I had on hand. It's since become one of my family's requested meals.—Janet Wood, Windham, New Hampshire
4-6 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain. Add the rice, onion and garlic; cook and stir until
  • onion is tender. Stir in the water, salt and hot pepper sauce. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until
  • rice is tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes and peas; cover and cook 5-10 minutes longer or
  • until peas are heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 279 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 866 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.