Sausage Pepper and Rice Skillet

Sausage and Pepper Rice Skillet | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Ingredients:

    • 1 1/4 c. white rice
    • 2 tsp. olive oil
    • 1 (12 ounce) package smoked sausage
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
    • 1 small white onion, quartered and sliced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
    • 5 tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 1/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth, divided
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, cook rice according to the package’s directions.
  2. Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the oil. After the oil shimmers, add the sausage and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the peppers and onion, saute for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the pan and set aside with the sausage.
  4. Add the tomato paste and about 3/4 cup of chicken broth, whisk to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for 1 minute, then add the paprika and cayenne.
  5. Stir in the cooked rice, sausage, remaining chicken broth, pepper and onions until combined. Garnish with chopped parsley, serve immediately.

-For an “Italian” version, use Italian sausage + 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
-For a “Cajun” version, use andouille sausage + 1/2 tsp. cajun seasoning

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