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Spicy Sausage and Rice Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 21, 2022
The spicy sausage in this quick skillet dish gives it a kick, and the sliced apples are a pleasant, tart surprise. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
Spicy Sausage and Rice Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked spicy chicken sausage links, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tart apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8.80 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove from skillet.
  2. In the same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute squash, zucchini, pepper, onion, apple, garlic and salt until the vegetables are tender, 5-7 minutes. Add rice, beans, 1/4 cup water and sausage; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes, adding more water if needed.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If making rice from scratch, you'll need about 2 cups cooked rice.
  • Skip the sausage and add more beans to make a meatless version.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1-1/3 cups: 285 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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