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!
prep time20 Min
cook time20 Min
Ingredients For ellen's rice & sausage veggie mix
green bell pepper, chopped
smoked sausage, cut in 1-inch rounds
(24 oz.) any type pasta sauce (i used tomato, onion & garlic)
salt, or to taste
pinch crushed red pepper, if desired
How To Make ellen's rice & sausage veggie mix
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.
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.
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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