Smoked Sausage and Peppers with Rice

  • This smoked sausage and peppers with rice is easily one of our favorite weeknight meals! It all comes together in one-pot and it's so flavorful!

    Here we go with another installment of ‘quick and easy weeknight meals that take less than 30 minutes to make’ featuring this smoked sausage and peppers with rice.

    It’s like I could have a cooking show or something, LOL

    Anyway.

    I have this thing with smoked sausage; the kind you buy in that vacuum-sealed package in a giant link at the grocery store.

    I absolutely LOVE them.

    They’re already fully cooked so you just have to brown them in the skillet but the best part is the flavor.

    I just love that smoky flavor and to me, it’s kind of like eating a hot dog for dinner, haha

    What we love about this smoked sausage and peppers with rice recipe

    Besides that it takes no time to make it, we love the flavor.

    Smoked sausage really has the perfect smoky flavor and I’m weird but I love that some of them have a natural casing on it.

    It like the bite and snap.

    The smoked sausage and peppers pair so well together.

    Its as if they were begging to be paired!

    The smokiness and the sweet bite from the bell peppers make this smoked sausage and peppers with rice dish a perfect weeknight meal when you’ve got other things to worry about!

    Dinner won’t be one of the worries! You’re welcome!

    This smoked sausage and peppers with rice is easily one of our favorite weeknight meals! It all comes together in one-pot and it's so flavorful!

    Can I make this smoked sausage and peppers with rice all in one pot?

    Yes! It’s a one-pot dish!

    What kind of smoked sausage should I buy?

    They have many kinds out there now.

    We usually buy beef but that’s what we like.

    They have pork, beef, a beef/pork mix, and even turkey!

    This is the kind we buy.

    This smoked sausage and peppers with rice is easily one of our favorite weeknight meals! It all comes together in one-pot and it's so flavorful!

    Is the sausage already cooked?

    Yep! But you still gotta “cook” it.

    Can I buy fresh?

    I haven’t tried it with fresh! Typically, with fresh sausage, you’d have to take it out of the casing and crumble it, unless you want to cook it yourself in the casing and that just takes too long!

    This isn’t the dish for that. You want sausage that’s already cooked so you can slice!

    Can I use different kinds of bell peppers?

    You can use whatever colors of bell peppers you like.

    This smoked sausage and peppers with rice is easily one of our favorite weeknight meals! It all comes together in one-pot and it's so flavorful!

    What type of rice can I use for the smoked sausage and peppers with rice recipe?

    I always have sushi rice on hand. It’s just what we always have because I grew up on it.

    You can use any standard white rice like jasmine, basmati, etc. but definitely don’t use arborio!

    Will cook time vary depending on the rice I use?

    Yep. It also might take more or less liquid to cook that specific rice. Just keep an eye on it.

    This smoked sausage and peppers with rice is easily one of our favorite weeknight meals! It all comes together in one-pot and it's so flavorful!

    Is the sauce supposed to be watery consistency or thick?

    For ours, because of the rice we used and because rice has a lot of starch, the “sauce” was coating the rice and there wasn’t any liquid left!

    Is this spicy?

    Yes, but you can make it less spicy by using less seasonings.

    Can I make this spicier?

    Of course. Suit to taste!

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    Smoked Sausage and Peppers with Rice

    This flavorful rice dish is elevated with the smoked sausage and bell peppers that add a sweet bite!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 30 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 693kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 13 ounces smoked sausage, beef or pork, sliced into rounds
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 medium bell peppers, sliced into strips (your favorite colors)
    • 2 cups white rice
    • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning (if you don't have this, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper works too)
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    • In a heavy bottom pan such as a dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat up over medium-high heat.
    • Once hot, add smoked sausage and let brown on both sides.
    • Add the onion, garlic, and bell peppers. Cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
    • Add the rice and slightly toast it in pan before adding the tomato sauce. Add tomato sauce and chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cover and let cook for 20-25 minutes, or until rice is done.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Smoked Sausage and Peppers with Rice
    Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
    Calories 693 Calories from Fat 234
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 26g 40%
    Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 28g 56%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Jessy says:

    YUMMMMMM! definitely tyring this out this week :p

    xoxo <3

    • Julie Wampler says:

      It’s so easy and delicious! Enjoy!

  • Tiffany says:

    The Pyrex dish you have pictured… is that what you cooked in? I have one similar…. but I didn’t know I could put on stove top… I don’t have a Dutch oven and if I could this would be great!!!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      No, I didn’t cook in it! Haha, I just scooped it in there for photographic purposes.

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