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Red Rice and Smoked Sausage.

A one pot meal what’s not to love! Add a salad and you are dinner ready. After researching dishes I could make with the lnsmoked sausage I had on hand I came up with this yummy version of Red Rice and Sausage. I hope you’ll give it a try, it’s so tasty. The Texas Pete is definitely optional ingredient here, don’t feel pressured to add it. This dish would be just fine without it.

Most of what you’ll need

Here’s the sausage I used

Begin to brown the sausage

Added in the rice

Bring to a boil, then simmer covered

Remove from heat and let set a bit to continue to dry out

Serve with a nice crisp and cold salad of your liking and there’s dinner.



  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1/2 medium chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped small
  • 14 oz. smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp tangy hot sauce (I used Texas Pete’s here)


  1. In a stock pan heat the oil
  2. Add in the chopped onions, cook on medium until translucent
  3. Add in the garlic, continue to cook for a another 2 minutes
  4. Add in the sliced sausage pieces begin to brown
  5. Add in all seasonings
  6. Now add the rice over medium heat brown the rice a bit
  7. Add in the tomato sauce
  8. Continue to cook the mixture over med heat for another 5 minutes or so.
  9. Add in the chicken broth, hot sauce and bay leaves
  10. Bring the the mixture to a boil
  11. Lower the heat to a consistent simmer and cover
  12. Cook for 25 minutes
  13. Remove from the heat source
  14. Uncover the rice
  15. Eat and enjoy

Garnishments at service – this was great with a pinch (extra) of added oregano and a dollop of sour cream.

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