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Sausage Rice Skillet

 Sausage Rice Skillet
Flavorful pork sausage, fresh zucchini and instant rice make this stovetop sensation a favorite with Connie Putnam's family and friends. "Everyone I have shared this recipe with tells me how delicious it is," reports the Clayton, North Carolina cook.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
  • 2/3 cup uncooked instant rice

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add
  • the zucchini, onion, green pepper, oregano and garlic salt; cook and
  • stir until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in V8 juice; bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-14 minutes or until
  • the vegetables are tender.
  • Return to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let
  • stand for 5-7 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared with turkey sausage, reduced-sodium V8 and garlic powder) equals 240 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 5-03 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,

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Sausage Rice Skillet (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.