Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Easy and inexpensive one-dish meal. The spices from the sausage flavor this dish, but add additional seasonings if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sausage, then add onion and peppers and stir-fry 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add rest of ingredients plus 2 cups water; stir well, cover and cook over low heat until rice is done and liquid absorbed.
Most Helpful

Loved this easy and inexpensive dish. I must admit I've never had Carolina Red Rice but will certainly be enjoying this dish again- it's so open to variations. I also made it a main meal so used 1lb of sausage. As suggested in the intro I added paprika and cayenne. I had to cook the rice separately as I realised it wouldn't all fit in my pan! Using extra lean sausage, this was a total of 18 Weight Watchers points for the whole recipe. Thanks so much for this lovely meal!

Shuzbud November 04, 2009

Not even close to true red rice. Came out more like jambalaya. Sorry, but was glad I had some slw to save the meal.

carpenterbobby January 31, 2009

We wanted to make this a main dish, so we used a whole pound of Spicy Cajun Chicken Andouille sausages. We also had to use quinoa, since we were out of brown rice. The rice didn't seem to get cooked. I'm thinking next time I'll use the brown rice and cook it first and then add the rest (after it's been cooked too). Will definitely try again, with those changes. The taste was good though.

WI Cheesehead August 02, 2007