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Sausage & Rice Stew

“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


  • 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) 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


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

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  • PrplMonky5
    Mar 1, 2018

    I omitted the jalapeno and shallot and still thought this was delicious! I used Great Northern beans instead of cannellini and it seemed to work out fine. I cut the recipe in half for me and my husband and 3 servings seems about right. Took about 16 minutes on the stove, another 4 or so with the spinach. I do think that it needed something extra, maybe some celery? I think that's more personal preference though. I'm looking forward to trying this again!

  • dbeauche
    Oct 15, 2012

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  • grafixgirl75
    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.

  • moongrrl
    Oct 7, 2011

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  • rlittleb
    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
    Feb 17, 2009

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

  • talpos21
    Feb 8, 2009

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  • Chesapeake
    Jan 23, 2009

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