This quick Sausage and Rice Skillet Recipe has been a family favorite for years. I think I first had this at my sister Sara’s house when I was in college. I loved it so much that I asked her for the recipe and have been making it ever since.
With only three main ingredients it’s so easy to keep everything on hand to put together a quick meal. I have tried several sausages in the recipe, but once I tried the Hot Jimmy Dean I’ve never used another. You know I like things spicy and this sausage gives the dish so much flavor, but doesn’t make it too spicy for those with more sensitive taste buds. So NO Jimmy Dean isn’t just for breakfast! The other secret is the Lipton Noodle Soup. People are always surprised that is what is in this dish.
Fry one 1 lb chub of Jimmy Dean Hot sausage the way you would brown a pound of ground beef. I like it very brown! On high it takes about 10 minutes. Add 2 cups of rice. My favorite is the Mahatma long grain rice.
Next add 4 cups of water and one dry packet of Lipton Noodle Soup. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn the heat to medium low. On my stove I use the number 4 setting. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
The sausage and rice tends to separate a little during cooking. Stir and serve. Between the sausage and the Lipton soup I don’t add any extra salt and pepper because it’s really flavorful as it is, but I do like to add freshly ground pepper and salt to my own dish.
This quick and easy sausage rice skillet recipe is a dish I can eat over and over. I fight everyone for the leftovers if there are any! I hope you love it as much as we do!
Hmmm…I wonder if Dave would like this. Even I might 🙂
Dawn F. says
Great recipe. Just made it and it will make great leftovers!
Thank you @Dawn, I’m so glad you liked it! It’s one of my favorites!
Great recipe. What would a good side be for this dish?
@Tim, Anything green! A salad, green beans, peas, broccoli…
I used this as a side dish when I made ribs and served with steamed asparagus. SO GOOD!!!!! My husband liked it even better the next day for breakfast with two fried eggs over it. Thanks for the recipe. AMAZING!!!!!
Oh I agree, this is a GREAT recipe for leftovers. We fight over them. 😉 I’m so glad you guys liked it. One of my faves!
Do you think this would work with Italian sausage??
You could sure try it! Let us know how it goes. I make a similar dish and use ground beef, but the Jimmy Dean is so much more flavorful!
I was thinking the same thing maybe pull the outer skin off the sausage ….iam gonna try
I made this over the weekend and loved it! I am not a huge fan of sausage but I do get sick of eating the same things over and over and wanted to try something new. This was a really nice change! I was looking for something quick I could eat in the mornings and after I made this up I divided the batch in two and froze half of it. Then I scrambled 4 eggs and added it to the other half and then divided that up so I had it ready to go to take to work in the morning. Great recipe that is filling and lasted me up until lunch. I was thinking this could be added to soft shell tortillas for a portable and quick breakfast. Thanks for the great recipes!
I couldn’t use hot sausage because the little ones wouldn’t eat it but it was VERY yummy with mild sausage. Your recipe is now one of my favorites. I love how quickly it can be put on the table too. Thank you for sharing.
Oh I’m so glad you like it. Someday when the kids are out try the hot–yum! 😉
I got this recipe from Lipton years back using minute rice. I also put onion and green pepper in it.
I use 1 1/2cup water for soup, when soup boils I cut off heat and add 1 1/2 cup of minute rice to it, and cover. Cook sausage, onion and green pepper in a large pot. Cook until sausage, pepper and onion are to your liking. Add rice and stir well. We also put soy sauce and chow mein noodles on it when we eat it. It’s delish this way. We love it too!
This Rice is Yummy Yummy!!!! Everyone loved it!!!!!!
I have a confession to make…..My Mom is 80 and bless her heart! Every time she sends us a care package, she a-l-w-a-y-s puts a box of the Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup packets in it. We never seem to eat them so I took them to work and gave them to my friend. NOW look what happens! I soooo want to make this recipe and now I don’t have a packet of soup Ö Ssshhh! Don’t tell my Mom Ü I’ll hang onto your recipe until her next package arrives ♥
Annie H says
I’m not a big fan of grease, do I drain after cooking the sausage or leave it for the extra liquid and flavor?
I never drain the oil after cooking the sausage, but that would be a personal call. I do think it adds flavor, but I’m sure it’s flavorful if you drain it as well. Let me know! 🙂
How many ppl does this serve as a side dish?
It serves 6 as a main dish so I would say double that for a side.
Crist Cace says
I will try to make maybe Sunday or early next week! Looks very yummy! =D
I used Jimmy Dean’s sage sausage with wild rice and added a bit of sauteed red onion and garlic. It was a tasty variation.
This is a tasty recipe. I’ve made it several times and love the left overs with eggs. Easy too! Thanks!
Thank you, Temple! I’m so glad you like it. Funny, when I received this message yesterday I was just about to get up to make some. I make it often too.
After its boils for 20 minutes do I need to drain the water
The rice will soak up all the water so no need to drain.
Miranda A says
Honestly this is so simple and delicious. I make often on nights when I’m too lazy to cook an extravagant meal. Even my two kids (5 & 3) love it!
Exactly! I’m so glad you love it too. It’s a standby here. So easy to keep the ingredients on hand for anytime I need a quick meal, and everyone loves it!
So after reading the reviews I made this. I added Garlic and onion powder. After it was done I tried it, felt like it was missing something. Added a cup of shredded cheese. Yummy.
I love that you made it your own! Enjoy.
Can I cook in rice pot?
I don’t see why not, just fry the sausage first.
Dawn Conklin says
Sounds delicious and so easy to make 🙂 Growing up Lipton noodle soup was my favorite soup and besides homemade, it still is.
I always keep Lipton Noodle soup on hand for this recipe, but any time we get sick, it’s and easy and yummy fix.
What about doubling the recipe?
Absolutely! I do it all the time. Exactly the same just double. 🙂
I need try this. Hubby’s longtime in the family recipe is everything here, but add’l fine chopped gr pepper, celery, onion added to the sausage when browning. Plus a topping of finely chopped celery with melted butter mixed up and cover, then put in the oven for awhile. its alot of chopping and dicing… yes I want to make him happy but sometimes…timing becomes an issue to make this dish. (AND, although it always turns out delicious, I have yet to match his Aunt Dee…lol) Will try this shortcut knowing it’s not the same but basicly so
close with alot less work
The added ingredients sound delish, but yes, for a quick recipe this one is amazing! I hope you all enjoy it.
Leigh Ann says
I took the leftovers and used them for breakfast. I fried an egg and put it on top of the rice/sausage. So good.
So good any time of day. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!