We really loved this! It was so easy to prepare and quickly stock the freezer. I only used 1 cup of butter and it was PLENTY. I also used canned diced tomatoes and ended up reducing over all liquid by 2 cups (since I didn't drain the tomatoes - whoops!) It turned out fantastic. It wasn't too hot for our 3 year old and it was relatively cheap to put together. Next time I'll probably substitute shrimp for the pork butt, as the pork seemed tough cooked this way...the only reason for the missing star! Can't wait for leftovers tonight. Thanks for posting! ************** Edited 4/25/08 ******** Okay, we really loved this recipe when made the first time but I had to add the following comments. I froze the remaining 2/3 of it 2 9x13 pans. Both times it came out terrible. It was nothing but a pile of mush, it was unappetizing and the rice broke down. Not sure if I did something wrong when I modified the liquid, but I had to cook it until the rice was done, and then it was a nasty mush consistency. We tried #2, and admitted it just wasn't as good and pretty mushy. We threw most of it away. #3 after it cooked, we threw it away, no one would touch it, it was way worse. Still believe it's a great recipe so I did not adjust the stars, just would not do this for OAMC again.
This is a good recipe. I made it because I wanted to use up some chicken broth then I read the revised review about how it tastes after freezing (thanks for that!) so I only made one dish. I used cous cous instead of rice. A great way to use smoked sausage. It could use a few more spices if you want more heat but I would make it again.