Today I wanted to share one of my favorite super easy meals. I discovered this recipe after college when I purchased a rice cooker after my roommate who had one moved out. After she left I of course knew I couldn’t live without perfect rice and snagged my own on Amazon. After I got the rice cooker I realized it had so much potential and started researching other easy dishes. This is one of my favorites and its always a crowd pleaser.
What you need:
1.5 Cups rice. (I use parboiled, but you can use whatever you like. If you use brown add more liquid.)
1 package kielbasa or whatever sausage you like. (I prefer turkey)
1 can (15.6 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce or paste
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced bell pepper
1 clove diced garlic
2 TBS butter
1 cup water
1 packet chicken seasoning (or stock)
2 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp chili pepper
Chop kielbasa into slices or halved slices and set aside. Dice onion, pepper and garlic. Place all ingredients into the rice cooker and turn on. THAT IS IT GUYS.
I am lazy, cheap, and hate buying chicken stock so I’ve been using chicken bullion. If you’re a stock person substitute the bullion and water for a cup of chicken stock.
Picky eaters? Try taking the tomatoes and veggies and running them through blender for a few seconds. This will create a nice puree that they won’t even notice.
Like it hot? Add cayenne pepper. How much? Consult an expert. (Not me.) This blogger says 2 tsp but as a non-spicy food eater I’m going to say I don’t know.
Cooking for a crowd? Go ahead and add more rice. You could do 2 cups rice and 2 cans of tomatoes if you’d like. You could skip the sauce then. It’s mostly for an extra tomato color and kick.
Not a sausage lover? Add chicken or shrimp or both. Cook them before adding to the rice cooker.
Convinced you need a rice cooker now too? Try this one!