Sausage & Rice Stew Recipe
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Sausage & Rice Stew Recipe

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“My husband loves sausage, so I find ways to serve it with healthy ingredients, like beans and spinach.” This hearty recipe will have your taste buds begging for more. Kelly Young - Cocoa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno slices
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups: 369 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1162mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the kielbasa, onion, shallots, jalapeno and garlic in oil until onion is tender. Add the water, broth, beans, rice and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in spinach. Cook 5 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sausage & Rice Stew in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p40

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grafixgirl75 User ID: 5113660 142627
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"Really enjoyed this recipe. Its too heavy on sodium for me to eat often on my diet but the flavor was great. Definitly having it again."

rlittleb User ID: 1073573 176202
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"The jalapeno in this recipe is very subtle and gives a really nice flavor. It's also very filling, without eating a lot, and you aren't hungry again just a few hours later."

shadxfx User ID: 2406838 142626
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"This was fantastic my husband and I loved it and I will be making it again."

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