Easiest Red Rice and Sausage


Red rice and sausage is a super easy to make dinner recipe idea that is perfect for weeknights this spring and summer. It is family friendly and deliciously simple to make!

Yummy Red Rice and Sausage Dinner Idea


2 cups white rice 1 lb sausage links cut into thin slices 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, medium dice 1 bell pepper, medium dice 3 C water, plus additional if needed 4oz can tomato paste 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp butter Dash of Cayenne pepper to taste Salt & Pepper to taste


Step 1: Cook sausage until browned in a large pot over med-high heat

Step 2: Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic and cook until translucent – about 3 minutes

Step 3: Add butter and rice, cook until rice is slightly browned – about 3 minutes

Step 4: Slowly add water and remaining ingredients, stir to incorporate thoroughly.

Step 5: Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Let cook for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

Step 6: If you need more water add small amounts as needed. Cook until rice is tender.

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