Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A simple yet deliciously flavorful casserole that pretty much invented itself one evening in my kitchen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Bring 1 cup rice and 2 1/4 cups chicken stock to boil in medium saucepan.
  3. Once boiling, stir once, cover, reduce heat and let simmer 40-45 minutes.
  5. Saute onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper and cook an additional minute, stirring frequently.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Mix cooked rice, onion mixture, chicken sausage, ranch dressing, soup, beans and cheese together in large casserole dish.
  9. Add 1-2 dashes hot sauce (or more to taste) and stir again. If desired, sprinkle top with additional cheese.
  10. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  11. Top individual servings with dollop of sour cream and fresh salsa.
Most Helpful

This was a great base casserole to play off of...I always look to add more vegetables so I played on the buffalo chicken and added shredded carrot and chopped celery as well as chopped red pepper. Instead of the "cream of" I did a roux with part milk, part broth and added blue cheese dressing (instead of ranch) and the hot sauce to it. Easy and fun

Kate the Cook from Boston January 12, 2010

What to do with Buffalo-chicken sausage? Well, here is the answer. Wonderful, healthy creation. Delicious casserole. Very flavorful. A little too spicy for me but my sons love it! I will experiment with the spices to make it milder for me. Added guacomole and reduced-fat sour cream to soften the spicyness.

WWJDCindy953 December 12, 2009