Here is a quick, easy, and tasty gluten-, MSG-, soy- and dairy-free dinner recipe! It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 30 to 50 minutes to cook, depending on what kind of rice you use.
- 4 Links of Aidells Chicken & Apple Smoked Chicken Sausages (2 per person)
- ½ cup of Brown Rice (you can use white if you want, but I prefer brown)
- Broccoli (approx 1 cup of florets, fresh or frozen)
- ¼ of an Onion
Start the water to boil for the rice – add salt and/or butter or olive oil if desired. Meanwhile, slice up the sausage, chop the onion and cut up the broccoli to the size(s) you desire.
Once the water is boiling, add the rice and turn it down. Cook to the package directions which are usually from 30 to 50 minutes. With 20 minutes of cooking time left on the rice, warm up a large skillet; add the sausage and onion. Stir as needed. 10 minutes before the rice is done, put broccoli in the steamer (or your preferred method of cooking).
About 5 minutes before the rice is done, turn up the heat to brown the sausage. This chicken sausage is lean and should not need to be drained. Once the slices are browned to your satisfaction, add the broccoli and the rice into the skillet. Stir.
Garnish with slices of cheese or grated parmesan if desired.
Serves 2 people.
NOTE: you can make a cream-based sauce with the sausage juices if desired. The sausage has a subtle and tasty flavor that I didn’t want to overpower with a sauce. Its flavor definitely supports this dish without issue.
CHEF BRUCE AIDELLS Fully Cooked Chicken & Apple Smoked Chicken Sausage – Made with chicken that contains no artificial ingredients and is minimally processed and was raised without hormones. No Gluten – No MSG. Ingredients: Chicken, dried apple, salt, fruit juice concentrate (apple, pineapple, pear & peach), vinegar, spices and celery powder, in a pork casing. www.aidells.com
© K. S. Brooks 2009