Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rice Dish

This great recipe is one my hubby came up with a number of years ago.  It is delicious, healthy, and very budget friendly.  It has become a staple meal in our household since it is easy to make, uses ingredients I always have on hand, and makes lots of left overs.

Rice Dish
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles (I used a can of diced tomatoes with the addition of a can of green chiles, since that is what I had on hand.)
  • 1/2 Polska kielbasa sausage, sliced and quartered
  • 3 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning (Use more or less to your preferred taste.)
  • 3-5 cups cooked rice
  1. Spray a pan with olive oil and set over medium heat.
  2. Saute peppers and onions until slightly soft.  Push to one side of pan.
  3. Add sausage to other half of pan and cook until starting to brown.
  4. Mix peppers, onion, and sausage together in pan and add corn, tomatoes, and 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning.  Mix well and let cook for about 3 min.
  5. Add rice, half can of water, and remaining Cajun seasoning and mix well.
  6. Allow this to simmer until almost all of the water is gone.

Notes:  Rice Dish is great alone, with shredded cheese on top, or in a tortilla.  It also makes a great grilled burrito with a little sour cream on top.  This recipe could also be made using a turkey kielbasa for a lower fat version or beans instead of kielbasa for a vegetarian version.  


  1. You just gave me the idea for dinner tonight. Veggie of course:)
    Looks yummy!