Paula Deen's Savannah Red Rice

"I love this recipe! The rice is flavorful and just slightly spicy. I have typed it exactly as written. However, when I make it, I sautee the (sweet italian) sausage first without any butter or oil, and then I add the onion and bell pepper. I always buy a local brand of sausage and I never add salt to dishes with tomatoes in them."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and bell pepper in butter.
  • Add sausage; heat until mixture is slightly browned.
  • Add tomatoes, hot sauce, water, and bouillon cubes.
  • Season with pepper and salt as needed.
  • Stir in rice.
  • Pour mixture into a greased casserole and bake for 45 minutes.

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  1. PsychRN
    I read some the other reviews and agreed with one that talked about the hot sauce ruining her dish. Growing up my mother only bought Tabasco Sauce. She's not into to spicy but kept some on hand for my dad. In my humble opinion Tabasco is the worst hot sauce around. Sample your hot sauce on a cracker, if you don't like the taste throw it out and find another. I always use Cholula's Original and use it in this recipe, actually I double it. I also bake the dish for an hour so the rice at the corners and on the bottom of the pan gets crusty and brown.
  2. rosslare
    We really enjoyed this rice and thought it was very flavorful. Used rotello tomatoes and added 1/2 cup celery.
  3. SarahBeth
    We really wanted to like this rice, but unfortunately we just found it not to our liking. All we could taste was the hot sauce and it was not that it was too spicy (we love spicy) it was just that the hot sauce flavor was so overwhelming I could not taste anything else. I think if I make this again I would probably use rotel tomatoes and just a few dashes of the hot sauce and add a pinch of cayenne to add heat but avoid the overwhelming taste of nothing but hot sauce. Thanks for posting. Also, it would be helpful to post what kind of sausage to use, I was unsure so I used a cajun sausage.


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