Sausage and Red Rice Recipe -
Sausage and Red Rice Recipe
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Sausage and Red Rice

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"This simple dish is easy to prepare and tastes good. A great side dish or main dish if you prefer. You can use mild or hot sausage depending on your taste."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Move an oven rack to the center of the oven.
  2. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to a plate lined paper towels to drain, reserving the bacon fat in the skillet. Crumble the bacon once cooled.
  3. Crumble sausage into the reserved bacon fat; cook and stir until the sausage is completely browned and no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain sausage and set aside in a bowl. Return skillet to medium-high heat.
  4. Heat olive oil in the skillet. Cook and stir onion, bell pepper, oregano, and sage in the hot oil until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Combine tomato sauce, rice, water, bacon, sausage, and the onion mixture in a baking dish with a lid; season with salt and black pepper. Stir until evenly mixed. Cover dish with aluminum foil and the lid.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until the rice is tender, about 1 hour. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
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Oct 06, 2012

Quick to throw together with a minimum of fuss. I forgot to add the bacon but it was still good. Leftovers were good also.

Jan 25, 2013

This is such a simple recipe but it yields a very tasty result. I only had hot Italian sausage, so that was what I used (I'd like to try it with sage breakfast sausage too) and since I can't eat green peppers I used red. I also added about 2 tbs fresh basil, chiffonaded and sprinkled freshly grated Parmesan over the top. My family were all but kicking their plates. Thanks, Cliff, this is a keeper.


13 Ratings

Sep 06, 2012

This was very good I used basmatti rice and added mozzarella cheese for the last few minutes of baking. Would definately make this again.

Jun 24, 2014

Very nice and easy dish to put together. I did make a couple of changes(1) i make my own tomatoe sauce so that is what i used.(2)I used Italian rice cause that is what i had. The rest remained the same. We loved this, a one pot meal that will be made on a regular basis here. Thank you Cliff G for sharing your recipe!

Jan 23, 2013

This is sensational! I made two small changes regarding the ingredients: First, I had some hot sausage and hamburger mix that was leftover from some chili I made, so I used that instead of straight sausage. Second, I had some fresh sage for a soup recipe I am going to make, so I used that instead of the dried- I just added it in at the end of cooking the onion/pepper mix. Other than that, I followed the ingredients exactly. Regarding the directions- I had some bacon already cooked from a previous recipe, so I didn't have the reserved bacon fat to brown the meat in. Otherwise, I followed the directions. This was quick and easy to make (especially so, since the bacon part was done ahead!), and the whole family loved it! It probably could have been cooked slightly less than a hour, as it was just a tad dry, but really not enough to be noticeable. I can't wait to give a copy of this recipe to my mom- my dad will LOVE this! Thanks Cliff G- this will be going into my regular rotation. Perfect comfort food for the chilly winter months :)

Feb 19, 2015

This dish was EXCELLENT! My teenage son gobbled it up! It's perfect just the way it's written. I didn't have a baking dish with a lid so I used 4 Tablespoons of water and doubled the foil to seal tight in a 2 quart casserole dish. Will definitely be making this regularly!

Feb 03, 2015

Simple, tasty and easy on the budget. This reminded me of something my mother used to make but better. I left out the bacon because we don't care for it. Everyone in the family enjoyed this dish. However, I don't see why you wouldn't saute the onions and peppers and then add in the sausage to cook all at once. I did this, and it saved steps and time. Also, I used 16 oz of tomato sauce instead of 15, and it was a perfect consistency. So for those who thought it was dry, maybe just a little more sauce is all you need. Thanks for a new addition to our "Family Favorites" folder!

Oct 14, 2014

This recipe is amazing! It will make your tongue slap your brain out.


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 891 mg
  • 36%

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

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