Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
This one-pot meal could be a side dish, or it could be a meal on its own.
- 1 lb plump sausage, cut into chunky pieces
- 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 green peppers, chopped
- 2 bouillon cubes
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 -2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 cup basmati rice
- In a large and deep frying pan, cook sausage, cumin, garlic, green peppers and onions, stirring often.
- Drain any excess fat.
- Dissolve bouillon cube in water and add to skillet.
- Stir in jalapenos and rice, bringing to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until water is absorbed and rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
I made this as a main dish and used smoked sausage. It definitely had a zing from the pepper, but it was really good.
I'm giving this recipe 5 stars even though I did not use the sausage and I halved it for two people. I was very concerned that the onions and peppers would be too much, but my worries were unfounded. This made a scrumptions side dish to my London Broil and sauteed yellow squash, carrots and green beans. I used two cloves of garlic and one whole large jalepeno (I'm sick, I admit it, we all know I like it "hot"). This is a keeper and it's a recipe that you can play around with to suit your tastes. You could throw in some red bell pepper, a little celery, whatever suits your tastes. Thanks Sackville!!! Superb in my book. Crabby
I made this as dinner tonight for my husband. I don't normally make him his own meal, but he is in class on Thursday nights (usually just goes from work to school) and I had planned a dinner for the kids and I that he doesn't like. As he happened to be home I thought I would try to make something he could eat before he left. I used some low fat chicken and spinach sausage, and I used fast cooking brown rice (as I figured regular brown rice would take too long). We didn't think it was spicy at all, even with the peppers. Lovely flavors and a fast dish to put together.