Dinner in 30 minutes – and only one pot to clean! Combine Italian sausage with peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, vegetable juice and rice for a meal that is better than anything you'd make from a box!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 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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  • In large skillet cook sausage until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Add green bell pepper and onion; cook until crisp.

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  • Add diced tomatoes and vegetable juice; cook and stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat and stir in rice.

  • Cover and let stand 6 to 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  • Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.

Tips

Cooking Hint:

Yields differ between regular rice and instant rice. One cup of uncooked regular rice equals 3 cups cooked and 1 cup of instant rice equals 2 cups cooked.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 17.9g 36% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 17.5g 27% DV; cholesterol 41.8mg 14% DV; sodium 1012.2mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
This was delicious and super easy/fast. I pretty much followed the recipe as written but I doubled it. I used a pound of Bob Evans italian sausage and a ring of Oscar Meyer selects italian herb "kielbasa style" sausage (I sliced it). I only had one can of crushed tomatoes and since I doubled the recipe I added a few fresh sliced tomatoes. I also threw in a little garlic oregano and basil. Super GREAT meal and I my men loved it! Cheers to the recipe contributor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2018
I used chicken broth instead of concentrated tomato juice. I thought it was a good base recipe but came out bland. It needs more spices in my opinion. I added 1/2 Tbs. Italian seasoning and it still needed something. Also next time I would cook the sausage without slicing and remove it serving the rice mixture as a side dish with the sausages in one piece. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
This was delicious and super easy/fast. I pretty much followed the recipe as written but I doubled it. I used a pound of Bob Evans italian sausage and a ring of Oscar Meyer selects italian herb "kielbasa style" sausage (I sliced it). I only had one can of crushed tomatoes and since I doubled the recipe I added a few fresh sliced tomatoes. I also threw in a little garlic oregano and basil. Super GREAT meal and I my men loved it! Cheers to the recipe contributor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2016
Was super simple and delicious I added a couple different spices like pepper garlic powder and oregano leaves which made it great. I also let the cheese melt stirred it in and then put a little more on top to melt. Would definitely make this dish again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
pretty good and really quick to make. I left out the cheese and added some garlic powder for more flavor. I used a no sodium vegetable broth instead of tomato juice bc my husband has really bad heartburn and also regular rice. cooked the rice for 20 mins once I added it to the skillet. Followed the recipie except I didn't use concentrated tomato juice. I cut the sausages before I cooked them so they turned into balls instead of slices-added more weight to each bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2016
Good recipe. I added a tsp of italian seasoning and garlic powder after adding the juice. I cooked the rice 18 mins then added to the boiling mix and let simmer for 5 then stir add cheese and cover and let sit for another 5. Came out great. Adding this to my list of regulars. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2018
I used chicken broth instead of concentrated tomato juice. I thought it was a good base recipe but came out bland. It needs more spices in my opinion. I added 1/2 Tbs. Italian seasoning and it still needed something. Also next time I would cook the sausage without slicing and remove it serving the rice mixture as a side dish with the sausages in one piece. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2015
Very Yummy however next time I think I may add noddles instead of rice and also add in some cottage or ricotta cheese to make it like a skillet lasagna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2015
Absolutely amazing! Made this for my grandmother on Mother's Day and the whole family loved it. Would definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2017
I made this for my family tonight followed the recipe but added a 1lb of ground beef also and used fire roasted diced tomatoes and added yellow and red peppers. My family loved it. Will make this again. One thing I found faster I cut the Italian sausages first then cooked them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2015
This was absolutely delicious. I made it exactly as it was written using low-sodium tomato juice and it was very easy and a great comfort dish. I think it would be good to add more veggies in the mix next time but otherwise I'd leave it exactly as is! Awesome. Read More
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