Spicy Sausage and Rice Skillet
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
I don't know why this recipe is not rated higher. I have made this twice for my family and we agreed it needed to be added into regular rotation. I did make a few adjustments the second time. First: Make sure to use a spicy sausage. I used a jalapeno chicken the first time, and the best I could find the second was Italian chicken sausage. Both were good, but the spicy sausage definitely brought better flavor to the dish. Second: We used 2 small/medium granny smith apples the second time because we all really liked the contrasting flavor burst it provided to the dish. Third: I used Seeds of Change Whole Grain Brown Rice and Quinoa, and we used 2 packages when we made it the second time. I prefer adding this to plain rice in dishes because I feel it has better texture and flavor. I do think saying there are 6 servings in the original recipe is being really generous unless you are not making this as the actual meal. With the additional ingredients I added I got 5 light servings.
This recipe was full of flavor! I did use only 1 squash and 1 zucchini instead of 2 for skillet space but will definitely make again. It makes great use of summer vegetables.
First of all, 2 cups of rice a whole can of beans, 2 squash 2 zucchini, a pepper, onion and an apple absolutely do not fit in a skillet. I would do maybe one squash OR zucchini if you have any hope of tasting the apple and maybe 1/3 of the rice? Second, there is no flavor. I added Italian type spices as my sausage happened to be Italian spiced (it was just what I had in the fridge). Overall, it can be a quick and easy dish but needs some serious adjustments with quantities.