Jimmy Dean Mexican Rice With Sausage

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by AmyZoe

This is yummy inside of a flour tortilla and has all my favorites--beans, sausage, rice, and corn. The only ingredient I didn't have on hand that I won't leave out next time is the toasted pumpkin seeds (darn those homemade pumpkin seeds for getting eaten so quickly). I used chicken stock and threw my lime juice in at the beginning because I love the lime flavor. I also threw in the fresh cilantro toward the end of cooking time instead of to garnish. I added some cayenne pepper because I prefer more heat. Nice and hearty...and super simple.

Top Review by Maeve R

Great recipe! I just made it tonight. As every other cook does, I made some changes to suit my tastes. Instead of plain sausage I used beef chorizo. I bought green chile powder (yes, Virginia, there is such a thing) in Hatch NM last fall, so I threw that in, instead of cayenne and chiles. I used Pintos instead of Black beans, because i don't like black beans, (I think it's the color.) It was exceptionally tasty and now I have lunch and supper for a couple of days. Thanks AmyZoe for posting this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3 or 4 quart saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until meat is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink.
  2. Add rice, corn, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes and green chilies, water or stock, and salt. Stir once to mix.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer 25 minutes without stirring.
  5. Gently stir in black beans.
  6. Add green onions and garnish with pumpkin seeds, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, and lime.

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