Here is a quick, easy, and tasty gluten-, MSG-, soy- and dairy-free dinner recipe! It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, depending on what kind of pasta you use.
- 4 links of Aidells Chicken & Apple Smoked Chicken Sausage (2 per person)
- Tinkyada Spaghetti Style Brown Rice Pasta
- Cheese (if desired)
Start the water to boil for the pasta – add salt and/or butter or olive oil if desired. Meanwhile, slice up the sausage and cut up the broccoli to the size(s) you desire. Warm up a large skillet; add the sausage.
Once the pasta water is boiling, add the pasta and turn it down. Cook to the package directions which are usually from 16 to 20 minutes. Stir sausage as needed; stir pasta as well. Put broccoli in steamer (or your preferred method of cooking).
About 5 minutes before the pasta 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 cooked broccoli into the skillet. Stir.
Check the pasta. If it’s done, strain it, rinse it and serve onto plates. Then serve the sausage and broccoli on top of the pasta. 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 mute with a sauce. Its flavor definitely supports this dish without issue.
TINKYADA Pasta Joy Brown Rice Pasta – Wheat Free/Gluten-Free, Cholesterol free, Low Fat, Trans Fat Free, Kosher Certified, and is manufactured in a WHEAT-FREE factory. Ingredients: Stone-ground brown rice, rice bran and water. www.tinkyada.com
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