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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

527 calories; protein 18.7g 37% DV; carbohydrates 69.5g 22% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 38.6mg 13% DV; sodium 1107.7mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2013
My family loved this. It was easy and quick when using frozen green pepper and onion strips to save on chopping otherwise followed recipe without changing anything and it was wonderful and something different. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2013
This looked beautiful on the plate but I was rather disappointed that it did not have more flavor. The recipe was followed exactly; I guess I was expecting more of a tangy sweet-sour sauce. It seemed too bland and I would appreciate some suggestions on how to perk it up a bit. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2013
My family loved this. It was easy and quick when using frozen green pepper and onion strips to save on chopping otherwise followed recipe without changing anything and it was wonderful and something different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2013
I absolutely loved this recipe. Lots of fresh vegetables so it was a meal in itself. I used smoked turkey sausage to cut down on fat along with a few shrimp. I made it for my parents and they raved about it! Thanks for a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2017
Great recipe and easy to put together. I left out the celery since I do not enjoy the taste and used pineapple crush instead of rings. Saved to my favorites! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2014
Definitely a keeper! Will try it with a little rice vinegar the next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2016
I doubled everything but the tomatoes and the onion - my tomatoes were diced and the onion was huge! I used powdered beef bullion and smoked beef ring sausage I made the rice in the rice cooker - and Everybody liked it except for Ian and he is only 16 months old. I also splashed in a little cider vinegar. It was really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2013
To MargeGC who wanted a little more zing how bout adding a couple tablespoons of rice vinegar or a little less other vinegar-any kind should do. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
Fabulous! I omitted the tomatoes substituted 1 cup chopped zoodles instead of the green pepper and used Pineapple Sausage and fresh pineapple. Yummy yummy yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
I used brussels sprouts instead of celery added sliced carrots which I steamed for along with the brussels sprouts for 10 min before adding to dish. Also cooked sausage in non stick skillet on medium heat with 2 tbs olive oil. Removed links sliced and then returned to same pan added each ingredient into skillet. Had only crushed pineapple so used 1/2 can. Simmered for 20 mins. Came out excellent! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2020
I couldn’t edit my previous review and I just wanted to add that this was delicious, everyone loved it and I’ll definitely make it again! Thanks for sharing Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2013
This looked beautiful on the plate but I was rather disappointed that it did not have more flavor. The recipe was followed exactly; I guess I was expecting more of a tangy sweet-sour sauce. It seemed too bland and I would appreciate some suggestions on how to perk it up a bit. Read More