Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dirty Rice...or at least my version of something like that....ha ha.

 I have been having to get creative with our dinners lately.  One because we haven't be paid yet, two because I have a lot of food in our cupboards and no actual recipes to make.  I have a problem, sometimes I'll buy the ingredients for a recipe, and forget to make said recipe.  We end up eating the fresh veggies or fruits that go in the said recipe, but then I have the other ingredients that can either be frozen (i.e. breakfast sausage), or that are pantry stable (i.e. long grain rice).  So last night I kind of threw this stuff together, I didn't know if it would turn out or not...I thought about doing a breakfast casserole, but wanted something different.  I had sausage, some leftover rice (only about a cup left too), lots of chicken broth that I got on sale not too long ago, and I always have multitudes of spices....I'll show ya a pic sometime!  Here is what I came up with.

I am just going to call this dirty rice, its not your typical dirty rice though, but its dirty enough for me, lol.
BTW-my girls thoroughly enjoyed this, I cook a lot of different things, but there are a few things that my girls just absolutely LOVE.  Apparently, this is now one of their favorites!!
1 lb ground breakfast sausage
1 cup white long grain rice
1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
about 1 tbl minced dried onion
about 1 tbl minced garlic
some pepper
dash of Tony's seasoning

I cooked up the sausage, until it was all nicely cooked and yummy looking.  I added the rice, and all spices, mixed it up, then added the chicken broth.  I covered and let cook for about 20 min (as per the instructions on the bag of rice), then stirred, and voila!  Easy Peasy!  =)
I also made some steamed broccoli, and a salad to go with.
It was pretty good for something out of my cupboards!  Enjoy!


  1. YUM looks GREAT! not sure if my hubby would eat it but i know i would

  2. I love rice, so I'm going to have to try this soon!!! Thanks for sharing it at my link-up party!!


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