Easy Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Rice ~ Family Approved
Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Rice Skillet Meal
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This Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Rice meal can be on the table inside of 30 minutes. Now that’s what I call real fast food!
Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Rice Skillet Meal
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This Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Rice meal can be on the table inside of 30 minutes. Now that’s what I call real fast food!
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6people 5minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups homemade instant rice or other instant rice ~ enough for 4 cups
  • 4 cups homemade chicken broth divided
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1 med onion
  • 4 mini bell peppers or 1 regular size
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Parsley flakes for garnish
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups homemade instant rice or other instant rice ~ enough for 4 cups
  • 4 cups homemade chicken broth divided
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1 med onion
  • 4 mini bell peppers or 1 regular size
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Parsley flakes for garnish
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Instructions
To prepare homemade instant rice
  1. If using purchased instant rice, follow the directions on the box.
  2. Bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Remove from heat and add 2 cups of homemade instant rice. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and let sit for at least 10 minutes. When ready to serve, fluff with a fork.
To prepare sausage, peppers, and onions
  1. While the stock for the rice is coming to a boil, remove the casings from the Italian sausage. Now make 5 or 6 small sausage balls from each sausage.
  2. Next, slice the onion and mince the garlic clove. De~seed the bell peppers and cut them into thin strips.
  3. Put the olive oil in a cast iron skillet (or other heavy skillet) and turn the heat on to medium.
  4. Lightly brown the sausage balls on all sides and remove them from the pan. You may have to brown them in 2 batches.
  5. Put the garlic, onions, bell peppers, and thyme in the hot skillet and saute until the peppers are tender and the onions are translucent. Remove them from the pan.
To prepare the gravy
  1. Add the 2 Tbsp of flour to the hot oil in the skillet. Whisk constantly, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Cook the flour until it turns a golden brown.
  3. Once the flour has browned, add the remaining 2 cups of chicken broth all at once. Whisk to combine and continue whisking until the gravy has thickened.
  4. When it reaches the desired thickness, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and return the sausage balls to the skillet.
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes to finish cooking the sausage.
  7. Add the veggie mixture and stir to combine.
  8. Serve over the rice. Or you can mix the rice into the rest of the ingredients in the skillet.
Recipe Notes

Round out the meal with a tossed salad and some garlic toast.

This would be equally as fabulous with kielbasa sliced in rounds. Or even with chorizo.

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