Martha's Spanish Rice and Sausage Recipe -
Martha's Spanish Rice and Sausage Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Martha's Spanish Rice and Sausage

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"This is a much loved recipe that my mother made often when I was growing up. It tastes great served with pinto or red kidney beans."

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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sausage; cook and stir until the sausage is crisp. Mix in the rice, water, tomato sauce, adobo seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2011

Martha thank you for this recipe, I have made this smiliar rice and sausage. I am of Spanish heritage and there is nothing like this dish, I call it my comfort food.the only differrence I make is to add a 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to give it that kick.and I too serve it with pinto beans, refried or charro, what a humble meal..again thank you for posting it, and taking me back home.By the way I do about half of the tomato sauce, and then use diced tomatoes it makes it sooooo good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2012

The sausage makes the difference. use sausage that doesn't cook dry. whole tomatoes, cheese and a tblsp sugar wouldn't hurt either.

Dec 12, 2011

I had some leftover green and red bell pepper which I added. I also used the entire 8 oz can of tomato sauce. This was a delicious meal and easy.

Jul 08, 2012

Very good, even my husband and son liked it!

Jul 24, 2012

Martha's Spanish Rice & Sausage Haiku: "So good, so simple! (Added tomatoes and beans; really loved this meal!) I'm always skittish about smooshy rice or crunchy rice preparing it as directed in this recipe, so I mixed some already cooked rice in, and my only other minor change was adding a chopped tomato from my garden, and some black beans, since the recipe submitter mentioned serving w/ beans. Truly terrific results!

Nov 16, 2011

I'm Spanish and the rice is quite different but your twist on the dish is really good. It seems inspired by Spanish food but not exactly there but my Spanish grandmother LOVES this dish! good job!

Nov 07, 2012

Delicious, fantastic, I could have eaten the whole thing myself!! Hubby loved it too and he's fussy. I didn't have the adobo spice so I looked up on and got a recipe for it! Just made my own, very easy, and again, it turned out GREAT! thanks for the recipe!

Oct 24, 2011

Very simple, and tasty.. Great one Martha... Thank you for sharing...


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  • Calories
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1352 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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