Hawaiian-Style Sausage and Rice

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I used to work where we had a lot of potluck lunches. I just brought the ingredients, already prepared, a rice cooker, and an electric frying pan. I would start the rice about 20 minutes before lunch and cook the rest in the frying pan while everyone else was uncovering and setting out their dishes. My copy of the recipe is getting so tattered I felt I better archive it. I would sorely miss it if lost.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice

  • 4 cups water

  • 12 ounces country-style smoked link sausage

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup diagonally sliced celery, 1 inch thick

  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, quartered

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple rings in juice, cubed and juice reserved

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. Bring rice and 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Place sausages into a skillet with 1/2 cup water over medium heat, cover, and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Thinly slice sausages. Combine sausages with onion, green pepper, and celery in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir tomatoes, beef broth, pineapple, garlic powder, black pepper, and brown sugar into sausage mixture. Cook and stir until brown sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to a simmer. Whisk reserved pineapple juice with cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture into sausage mixture and cook until sauce thickens and turns clear, about 2 minutes. Serve sausage mixture over cooked rice.

Cook's Note:

You can use various kinds of sausage, I like Oscar Mayer(R) little smoked sausages but have used even hot dogs on occasion. The vegetables, too, can be varied and not change the deliciousness of the recipe, as long as you like them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
19g Fat
70g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1108mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* 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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