I've been enjoying this rice dish for years, after tweaking a recipe of my moms, as it needed a little kick. I think my additions made a great dish even better. This is one of my very favorite rice dishes, it's a meal in itself. It will have your house smelling terrific! :)
1In a dutch oven, over medium heat, brown sausage in olive oil, breaking meat apart as it cooks. When halfway cooked add the peppers and onion and continue cooking until tender crisp. If much grease accumulates, drain and add the garlic, cook another minute.
2Heat chicken broth.
Add the rice to the sausage mixture and cook for a couple minutes, stirring often.
3Now, add the wine, Italian seasoning and 1 cup of chicken broth and stir until liquid is absorbed, add another cup of broth and repeat until absorbed, stirring often. Add one more cup of broth and stir until absorbed. ( 3 cups in all.)
4To the remaining broth stir in the pasta sauce and continue adding a cup at a time. By now rice should be tender and creamy. To this, stir in Parmesan cheese, pepper and red pepper flakes, stir and serve immediately.
5I serve with a side salad and some good crusty bread. The rice is so tasty good!