Broccoli, Rice and Sausage Dinner

This broccoli, rice and sausage dinner is simple, easy and sure to be a family crowd pleaser!


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 package (13 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, sliced
4 cups small fresh broccoli florets
2 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Optional toppings: Reduced-fat sour cream and Louisiana-style hot sauce


In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned, 2-3 minutes. Stir in broccoli; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.

Add water, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir rice mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until liquid is almost absorbed and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. If desired, serve with sour cream and hot sauce.


Recipe by Taste of Home