This is one of those cheap, easy, healthy kinda meals that i’m in love with fixing. Add to that that i’m getting some good fiber, a good grain and lean protein and i’m one happy girl.
Smoked Turkey Sausage, Black Beans and Rice
This is what you need:
1 pack of Smoked Turkey Sausage (we prefer Butterball, Hillshire Farm isn’t near as good)
1 can of Low-Sodium Black Beans
1 bag of brown rice (for time purposes, we used an instant brown rice)
1/2 – 1 tbsp. of cumin (we typically use a little more, because the parents love it…but start with a 1/2 tbsp and see what works for you.)
1/2 tbsp of garlic powder
1/2 tbsp of onion powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup of chicken stock
this is what you’ll do:
Start the rice. the instructions to the brand we use, just require you to put it in water, bring the water to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
While the rice is on it’s way, slice the smoked sausage on a bias and place in a saute pan on medium heat to begin caramelizing. This process should should take about 10 minutes. Once caramelized, add the beans. (i drain off some of the bean juice, but not all of it) let the beans heat through and then, once the rice is done, add the rice. next, add the chicken stock, spices and salt to taste. Let the mixture heat through, let the flavors become friends, and then, when you can’t stand it anymore, turn the eye off and eat it.
it’s terribly simple. “fool-proof” as julia childs would say.