Quick, easy, nutritious and delightfully flavored, Cajun-style… how can you go wrong?

Quick Cajun Rice Skillet
 
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Recipe type: Rice Dishes
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion; (for 1 Cup chopped)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper; (for 1 Cup chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 package turkey kielbasa (14 ounces)
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes (14 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 can nonfat chicken broth (14 1/2 ounces)
  • 3 1/4 Cups instant (5-minute) rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can white beans (15 ounces) such as Great Northern
  • 1 can red beans (15 ounces)
  • hot pepper sauce; optional
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in an extra-deep, 12-inch nonstick skillet that has a lid. Peel and coarsely chop the onion, adding it to the skillet as you chop. Seed and coarsely chop the green pepper. Add it to the skillet.
  2. Add garlic.
  3. Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices, adding them to the skillet as you slice. Add tomatoes, chicken broth and rice. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Add black pepper, thyme and oregano. over skillet; cook 4 minutes.
  4. Rinse and drain both cans of beans. After rice has cooked 4 minutes, gently stir in beans. Continue to cook 2 minutes or until beans are hot.
  5. Season with hot pepper sauce to taste. Serve at once.
  6. Yields 6 servings.

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