Sausage Spanish Rice Recipe
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Sausage Spanish Rice Recipe

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My husband and I both work the midnight shift, so I'm always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes. This one couldn't be easier. We often enjoy it as a main course because it's so hearty, but it's also good as a side dish. —Michelle McKay, Garden City, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked converted rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning


  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Spanish Rice in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p59

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trudypost User ID: 1076954 244322
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"This recipe is awesome just as is. I've also made it with brown rice. Love it with shredded cheese and a dollop is sour cream and warm tortillas."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 61112
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"Sce I don't useinstant rice (as this recipe does) would make on stovetop, leaving out green chiles and *most* of taco seasoning (not fond of overly spiced foods). Would add italian herbs and pinch of taco seasoning, plus sweet green peppers nd half a sweet onion or minced dried onion."

annieb314 User ID: 1061317 53366
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"I did not have any green chilies on hand so I left those out. This was quick to put together and delicious. My family loved it.

I would suggest testing the rice after 4 hours of cooking. I let it go for 5 and the rice was a little mushy. It was still delicious, but I think it would have been even better cooked a little less."

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