Sausage & Rice Skillet Dinner

I’ve always wanted to try this and, for some reason, never have.

Tossing the rice right into the skillet with everything else is so easy.

It wouldn’t work for a stir-fry when the vegetables should retain a bit of crunch, but for something like this – there’s no reason not to.

Rice is easier than pasta to cook in the skillet as it doesn’t have quite the same tendency to stick.

However…. experiments continue.

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Sausage & Rice Skillet Dinner

This is an easy, one-skillet dinner for busy week nights – or anytime you want simple. If you want more veggies add 1 or 2 chopped carrots or a cup of chopped butternut squash.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: One Dish Dinners
  • Method: Skillet


  • 10oz (300gr) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (3.3oz, 95gr) Basmati rice
  • 1 cup (250ml) beef broth


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add vegetables, except garlic, as you cut them, sauté until they start to get tender, 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic, sausage, and sauté until sausage starts to brown
  • Add remaining ingredients, stir well, cover, reduce heat slightly and cook 16  minutes until rice is done. Stir occasionally.


If you don’t have tomato paste in a tube, substitute ketchup.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 675
  • Sugar: 10.7 g
  • Sodium: 1744.3 mg
  • Fat: 49.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.5 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.5 mg

Keywords: sausage, rice

Sausage & Rice Skillet Dinner

In the last month we have gone to a Chocolate Fair and out to lunch at a restaurant, indoors, twice. Both of these were made possible by our health passes.

Yes, we still had to wear masks when moving around, but, obviously, not while we were eating. I don’t mind. I’m happy to wear my mask. Maybe I can avoid getting a cold as well as Covid.

I would not have been comfortable in a restaurant if they hadn’t been requiring health passes. I know it’s not fool-proof (there are always fools) but it does give a certain reassurance to know that everyone else has been vaccinated.

And our health passes are both good for the foreseeable future as we both have gotten our booster shots. When I asked the doc how long the booster would be good for she just said ‘a long time’.

I ordered a couple of new masks, too…. One must be prepared these days.

The best news is that, at least for the moment, Bordeaux is having their Christmas Fair again!

I knew I should have ordered a Christmas mask…..

Life is looking a teeny, tiny bit more positive.

6 thoughts on “Sausage & Rice Skillet Dinner”

  1. I make something very similar to this! Sometimes, I use bulk breakfast sausage. We have a small meat market here that does a nice breakfast sausage that’s not too sagey and since I’m not big on sage (we’ve talked about that before) it’s a nice change of flavor. Sometimes, I use orzo rather than rice because it’s the only pasta I’ve found that doesn’t seem to stick, though you do have to watch it. But it’s definitely a nice one pot meal.

    • I have used orzo and the little ancini d’pepe (frog’s eyes) but have to admit the rice was really easy. And the hubs prefers rice so all good.

  2. Wonder if any anti-mask would like to not catch colds or flu for the winter? I’d feel I was a miracle worker if I could get one convert. The other pluse w mask is it’s warmer in winter.
    I have tomato paste in freezer.

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