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Spanish Rice with Sausage Recipe

"When I want to add a little more zip to this hearty entree, I use hot salsa," writes Grace Riele of Addison, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce or salsa
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a skillet, cook sausage, onion and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add tomatoes, water rice and chili sauce. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 679 calories, 33 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,463 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein.