Spicy Sausage and Peppers Over Rice


Hearty and easy. I whipped this recipe up with the few ingredients I had and my boyfriend loved it. It's so easy he can make it!

close up view of Spicy Sausage and Peppers in a pan
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
2 servings


  • 1 cup brown rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 turkey sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste

  • ¾ red onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • ¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons diced pimento

  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste

  • Cajun seasoning to taste

  • black pepper to taste


  1. Pour brown rice and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 40 minutes.

  2. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey sausage, and cook until well browned on the outside, and no longer pink on the inside. Remove cooked sausage, then stir in garlic and onion. Cook for a few minutes until the onion softens and begins to turn translucent. Add green pepper and cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Pour in half of the vegetable stock along with the tomatoes and pimiento. Season to taste with red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning, and pepper. Cook until the liquid has almost completely evaporated. Stir in sausage with remaining vegetable broth, and simmer until all is hot. Serve sausage mixture over brown rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
3g Fat
87g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 77mg 386%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 644mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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