Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a yellow rice dish that my husband "created" in his mind. Of course, I had to make the culinary magic happen, but at least he contributed! A very good rice dish that can be served on the side, or as the main course.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut kielbasa/smoked sausage into small cubes. After cutting, brown in a frying pan for about 2-3 minutes until the sausage is heated through and slightly browned. Place into a separate dish but leave the oil produced from the kielbasa in the pan. In the same pan that the sausage was removed from, cook onions and green peppers until soft.
  2. In a medium sized pot, put water, rice, oil, 1 packet of sazon, and salt together and bring to a boil. Once this begins to boil, turn it down to a low heat setting and simmer for about 20 minutes with the lid on, but tilted to release air.
  3. When water is almost completely absorbed into the rice, add vegetables and kielbasa (with the oil that the kielbasa produced). Stir and cover.
  4. Cook covered until rice is fluffy and tender, about another 5-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Made it and my wife loved it, lots of flavor and would work out great as a potluck meal

mheiny January 20, 2010

I really thought the flavors of this came through the next day MUCH more. If I would have had to rate it the night I made it I would have given it a four star. The only change I would make is to cook the rice in 2 cups of chicken broth instead of the water to give it more depth of flavor. I used a broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend for the vegetables. It has fantastic eye appeal with the yellow rice, green in the veg, and the red of the kielbasa. I did add some Paula Deen's House Seasoning Mix in stead of just the plain salt and I did use about 1 teaspoon trying to get the flavor level up the first night...however I think cooking the rice in the broth would solve that issue entirely. All in all a delightful meal that I would certainly prepare again.

Michelle S. August 24, 2008