This is my most requested recipe. It goes well with any meat, especially ham or turkey. My kids, though grown, still ask for this during family get togethers and holidays. It freezes well.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a large pot, combine the rice, both packets of soup mix and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 7 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, crumble the sausage into a large skillet over medium-high heat. As soon as it begins to release its juices, add the onion, pepper and celery. Cook and stir until sausage is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain, and stir into the rice mixture. The mixture will appear soupy, but the rice will absorb the liquid while baking. Pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the aluminum foil, sprinkle sliced almonds on top, and continue cooking for 15 minutes to let the top of the rice brown.

Nutrition Facts

222.6 calories; 9.2 g protein; 18 g carbohydrates; 32.4 mg cholesterol; 662.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
The box of soup has two packets of soup. You use both packets. The almonds are added when you mix everything together. This is an awesome recipe. My family loves it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/23/2010
Over processed and salty taste because of the noodle soup mix I imagine. I didn't like it much. Essentially it was home made rice a roni...with out the home made taste. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
The box of soup has two packets of soup. You use both packets. The almonds are added when you mix everything together. This is an awesome recipe. My family loves it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
The box of soup has two packets of soup. You use both packets. The almonds are added when you mix everything together. This is an awesome recipe. My family loves it. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
I agree this sounds really good but it is confusing. The recipe calls for one packet of soup but the directions call for two and the almonds are mentioned nowhere. I guess I'll just have to experiment myself but it would be nice to see it corrected. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2006
Pretty good for a side dish but I had to make changes because of ingredients on hand. I decided to use only 1 of the soup mix packages used shallots in place of onions & 2 andouille sausages. So with these changes in mind the dish still had a goodt flavor. I also finished cooking it on the stove I wanted to cut down on the cooking time & keep it w/some extra juice. Not to salty no leftovers. Maybe add a touch of hot sauce next time. I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2008
Ok this is quite funny...as I put the noodle soup and rice in the pot I realized...this is EXACTLY Rice-A-Roni! So if you want' to make it simpler just use 1or2 boxes of Rice-A-Roni chicken flavour add sauted meat and veg...my Christian Rice is in the oven now and smells fabulous. By the way I love Rice-A-Roni!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
LOVED this recipe. Took as a side for our Thanksgiving dinner and made it again to take to another family dinner the following week. Had to double the recipe the 2nd time and there was nothing left! I loved the way the saugusage and the bell peppers played off of each other and the almonds. I didn't know you could buy frozen chopped onion but we just chopped up an onion. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!:-D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
The recipe says "one package" of the soup mix which contains 2 packets.."use both" Also sprinkle the almonds over the rice as stated at the end of the recipe. Very good by the way! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/23/2010
Over processed and salty taste because of the noodle soup mix I imagine. I didn't like it much. Essentially it was home made rice a roni...with out the home made taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
This recipe was delicious -- only 4 people and it was devoured. Highly recommend it and thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2005
This is a good recipe to have as a meal during the week or as a side dish. I omitted the red peppers and used the dry chicken noodle soup mix. I also omitted the almonds. I chopped a small onion and used that instead of the frozen pack. It was super easy to make and the chicken soup and sausage gave the rice a nice flavor. My kids loved it! Read More
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