Spanish Rice with Sausage

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
"When I want to add a little more zip to this hearty entree, I use hot salsa," writes Grace Riele of Addison, Illinois.


  • 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 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.