Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This is a hearty and spicy rice dish that both my mother frequently cook. It makes a wonderful compliment to many meat dishes. Also great on its own with a green salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13" x 9" x 12" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Remove casing from sausage (unless using bulk sausage) and cook sausage in large non-stick skillet over med-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from heat, remove sausage from skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside. Drain and wipe drippings from skillet with a paper towel.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over med-high heat. Add onion, celery, green pepper, garlic and saute for about 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, stir in sausage, rice and remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Spoon rice mixture into prepared baking dish, cover and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from oven, discard bay leaf and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle top with fresh parsley or green onion pieces if desired.
  5. Ready to serve and enjoy.
Most Helpful

I have made this dish at least 5 times so far and I will continue making it because it is just so good! I started out making this for my mom and I. After getting married, I started making it for my husband and I. The first time he tried it, he was very impressed. The second time I made it, he said this dish is becoming one of his favorites. It will be a well used recipe in my home. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful dish!

v8time81 February 24, 2012

Really good and spicy with hot sausage...

emitpan December 20, 2009

Good dish. My kids loved it. We are not a big fan of Turkey and this was excellent.

BlessedKerrieSue October 01, 2008