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Spicy Rice Casserole

 Spicy Rice Casserole
Here's a recipe that makes a terrific side dish, but I also serve it as a main dish along with corn bread. Make ahead, the casserole is easy to reheat in the microwave when you arrive at your potluck meal. —Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild bulk pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, finely minced and seeded
  • 1 package (6-1/4 ounces) fast-cooking long grain and wild rice mix

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, cumin and garlic powder over
  • medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add onions and
  • green peppers; saute until crisp-tender.
  • Dissolve bouillon in water; add to skillet. Stir in the jalapenos,
  • rice and rice seasoning packet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and
  • simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  • Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 287 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 997 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.