Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice Skillet – turn box rice mix into a full meal! Just one pan, and a couple ingredients and you have a whole meal the family will love!
Today my 9 year old is taking part in his school spelling bee. They had a test for the 4th and 5th graders, and only those kids that scored high enough moved on. He was 1 of the 2 students in 4th grade to make it. He has been studying a little bit, but how do you really prepare for a spelling bee. He is excited and ready for it. I, on the other hand, am not! I will be there to watch, but I would really rather just sit at home and hear about it later. I am way more stressed about this than he is. Standing up in front of a large group, spelling words….I am just so nervous for him. I am glad that he is so relaxed, I wish I could be!
From the spelling bee to a skillet meal. I can not really think of a good segway there. So we will just jump right in. One skillet meals. I am kind of obsessed and have been sharing a bunch of them with you lately. Enchilada Pasta Skillet, Cheesebuger Macaroni Skillet, Mexican Rice Skillet, Sausage Pasta Skillet; to name a few. A skillet meal is just perfect for busy nights. A handful of ingredients (usually pantry staples), one pan, 20 (ish) minutes, and dinner is done. That has all the ingredients for a successful dinner at my house.
This Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice Skillet was a life saver one night. We had been cleaning and working on stuff around the house all day. All of us were exhausted, and as much as I didn’t feel like cooking; I felt like picking up pizza even less. So I sucked it up and threw this together. So little work for me, and it was so much better than take out. I used Andouille sausage the first time, because that is what I had, but Chorizo would give it even more Spanish flavor.
Spicy Sausage Spanish Rice Skillet - turn box rice mix into a full meal! Just one pan, and a couple ingredients and you have a whole meal the family will love!
5 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 pound sausage (andouille, chorizo, kielbasa)
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 Tbls olive oil
- 1 box Spanish Rice
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups water
- In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and sausage. Cook until the onions are soft and the sausage is brown.
- Add rice, stirring to mix together. Saute until rice is lightly toasted.
- Stir in tomatoes, seasoning packet from the rice, and water. Bring to a boil Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender.
- Serve immediately