Cajun Sausage and Pepper Rice Skillet
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Serves: 5 servings (about 2 cups each)
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (12 oz) package andouille sausage, sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper (up to ¼ tsp if you like spice!)
  • 2 (8.8 oz) packages ready brown rice*, microwaved according to package directions
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  1. Place oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot and shimmering, add the sausage and cook for 4-5 minutes or until browned on both sides. Remove to a plate. Return the skillet to the heat and add the peppers and onions; allow to cook 2-3 minutes or until charred before stirring. Cook until al dente, about 2-3 minutes more. Add the garlic and pepper, cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute. remove to the plate with the sausage.
  2. Return the skillet to the heat and add the tomato paste and chicken broth, whisk to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for 1 minute, then add the cajun seasoning, paprika, and cayenne; whisk well.
  3. Stir in the cooked rice until well-combined. Add the sausage, peppers, and onions; gently mix until combined. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately
Recipe from Life Made Simple

*may sub in 4 cups of cooked brown rice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 350 Fat: 13.0 Carbohydrates: 44.4 Sugar: 4.0 Sodium: 943 Fiber: 5.2 Protein: 18.4 Cholesterol: 40
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