Smoked Sausage Skillet Supper
Country Mouse City Spouse
How many nights have you just wanted to keep dinner minimalistic as far as clean-up? I know some of my favorite meals involve only dirtying a handful of dishes- not even enough to justify running the dishwasher because it won’t create a full load. This Smoked Sausage Skillet is a go-to dish when I want a simple yet satisfying supper.
All the dishes you need to prepare this is a large, deep skillet and your rice cooker. (I use a simple microwave one like this one.) Before I start cooking, I pop the rice into the microwave. (Sometimes I even do this the night before if I’m making a stir-fry or another rice dish. I just cook double what I need and refrigerate the leftovers.)
Then I slice the smoked sausage and get that in the skillet browning with some garlic. While that’s cooking, I dice up all my veggies.
I typically don’t have a lot of broccoli fresh, but I keep bags of frozen broccoli on hand to add some color to a lot of my dishes. I used a bag of frozen broccoli florets in this recipe. The rest of the veggies (peppers, onions, and tomatoes) I grew myself in the backyard.
Toss in the veggies and chicken broth and cook.
Then add in your rice, season as you like, and serve.
- 1 package smoked sausage
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 2 large tomatoes, diced
- 1 package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups prepared rice
- Heat olive oil and crushed garlic, stir in smoked sausage slices and cook until smoked sausage is browned.
- Add pepper, onion, broccoli, chicken broth and tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes until vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed.
- In the meantime, cook rice according to package instructions. Stir rice into the skillet, season and serve.