ellen's rice & sausage veggie mix

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

This dish is the result of cleaning out my pantry and freezer in preparation for the New Year. It's very easy to make, doesn't take long to cook, and tastes delicious! I will make this again!

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's rice & sausage veggie mix

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 3 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    smoked sausage, cut in 1-inch rounds
  • 2 c
    quick-cooking rice
  • 1 jar
    (24 oz.) any type pasta sauce (i used tomato, onion & garlic)
  • 1 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 1 sm
    pinch crushed red pepper, if desired
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How To Make ellen's rice & sausage veggie mix

  • 1
    Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and celery. Saute, stirring frequently, until vegetables start to become translucent. Add garlic and saute about 1 minute more.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage rounds. Add vegetables to skillet and combine. Add rice and pasta sauce and mix well. Shake in a pinch of crushed red pepper, if desired.
  • 3
    Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat. Lower to simmer, cover, and cook about 20 minutes, or until rice is thoroughly cooked and liquid is absorbed.
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