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Sausage Spanish Rice Recipe

Sausage Spanish Rice Recipe

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 YIELD: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.

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[email protected] User ID: 4817937 261894
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"Excellent flavor! I made it on the stove top instead. Cooked the rice per package instructions.; Sauteed the veggies in oil first; combined all but the rice and simmered, then stirred in the rice. Have made this twice and hubby loves it, too!"

Marty User ID: 9066138 260758
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

"Made this for the first time last night to take to a pot luck. Thankfully, I made a batch of cookies as a back up since I had never made this before. This is so very much not to my liking - way, way too tomato-y and followed the recipe exactly. I live in the Southwest and have never tasted "Spanish rice" that tastes like this. Maybe what we have here is "Mexican rice". Just wasn't salvageable so took the cookies instead. This went in the garbage. Also, may I suggest, instead of using a vaguely stated ingredient, as in "salsa", specify a brand. Maybe that would have helped, even though I like the taste of the salsa I used. There are so many brands, each with their own flavor, that it leaves one at a loss as to which kind to use."

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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