Sweet Pepper Rice with Sausage
This is from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine, one of my favorites. I believe this was from the “easy” issue, and it certainly is easy. Italian sausage isn’t my favorite food, but hubby really likes it.
Sweet-Pepper Rice with Sausage
Adapted from Everyday Food
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 celery stalks, diced small
2 medium bell peppers, any color, diced small (I used a mix of red, yellow and orange)
1 small yellow onion, diced small
1 cup long grain white rice (I used 1.5 cups of brown)
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 pound spicy Italian sausage–about 4 (there were five in my package, I bought turkey sweet Italian sausage)
1) In a medium pot, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium-high. Add celery, peppers, and onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetable soften, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and 1.5 cups of water (I prepared as directed on package of rice–I did 1.5 cups of rice and 3 cups of water) and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes (again, follow directions according to the type of rice you use–mine took 45-50 minutes). Remove pot from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in parsley.
What I served it with: Pineapple and bananas for dessert.