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.