Spanish Rice and Sausage Skillet Dinner – Ready in 20 minutes!

spanish rice and sausage skillet

I love a recipe that can be done in one pan. Not only does it make for a quick and easy dinner but doing the dishes is quick and easy too!  Besides that I am always looking for excuses to cook in my cast iron skillet.  I don’t know what it is about that thing but I think food taste better that’s been cooked in it!!

Because one of my girls is allergic to red meat I am always on the look out for alternatives. I have discovered that Johnsonville makes a delicious line of chicken sausage that not only has less fat but lots of flavor too. For today’s recipe I used their Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage. 

We are also big rice eaters at our house and have been ever since I was a child.  I remember my mother always used Uncle Ben’s rice and I still do.   I recently discovered their new line of Ready Rice.  All you have to do it put it in the microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready to go!  Doesn’t get much quicker or easier. It also comes in lots of yummy flavors. For today’s recipe I used their Spanish Style rice.

I began by sauteing some onion and green pepper in a little olive oil along with the Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage that I had cut up into bite size pieces.  Cook until peppers and onions are soft and sausage is heated through.  I then added in a can of black beans, one chopped up fresh tomato, a handful of chopped cilantro, a couple of chopped green onions and the Spanish Style Ready Rice.  Then I just gave it a few stirs to get it all heated through .

Spanish Rice and Sausage SkilletIt is delicious and ready to eat at this point but I decided to take it one step further and topped it with some shredded Monterey Jack Cheese.  Cheese makes everything better!

Spanish Rice and Sausage Skillet

I then put the pan into my oven under the broiler.  One of the benefits of using a cast iron skillet is it can go right into the oven!  I just broiled it until the cheese melted.  I added a garnish of cilantro and sliced avocado and dinner was ready!

Spanish Rice and Sausage Skillet

So in about 20 minutes I had a delicious dinner ready.  Jim gave it two thumbs up and since he usually does the dishes at our house he was a pretty happy camper in that department too!


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Spanish Rice and Sausage Skillet Dinner – Ready in 20 minutes!
  • 1 pkg Johnsonville Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage, cut up (I used 3 sausages)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 pkg Uncle Ben's Spanish Style Ready Rice
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • avocado for garnish
  1. Saute onion, green pepper and sausage in olive oil in skillet.
  2. Add in black beans, rice, tomato, cilantro and green onion.
  3. Stir to mix and heat through.
  4. Garnish with additional cilantro and avocado if desired
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Renay says

    Yay! This was just what I needed for dinner tonight. I had a Hillshire Farms Beef Kielbasa and didn’t know what to do with it. I used a package of Rice-A-Roni Spanish Rice (and didn’t add the fresh tomato because you use a can of diced tomatoes for the package) and it turned out great! Even my son who hates rice, but loves Kielbasa, thought it was great. Thanks so much for the great, quick dinner.

  2. says

    This looks so delicious!!! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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