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Sausage and Spinach Rice

Dear Diary,

 

I can never share enough recipes with you right? :) This one is really great for dinner and has an awesome flavor/spice to it. If you haven’t realized by now, I really LOVE tomatoes – especially of the grape variety. Somehow they make just about anything taste perfect! This is one of my easier recipes that seems to look like I put way more work into it. I consider that a bonus. :)

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Sausage and Spinach Rice

Serves 2

 

  • 2 Hot Italian Turkey Sausage Links (Remove casing)
  • 10 – 15 Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 C Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 3/4 C Rice (Or amount needed for 2 servings as suggested on package)
  • 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
  • 1/2 tsp Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Marjoram
  • 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil

Prepare the water for boiling for the rice on the stovetop. Take 1/4 C (or around 5-10 leaves) of the baby spinach and cut into thin strips lengthwise making sure to leave out the stems. Once boiling, add in the chicken bouillon cube, rosemary, marjoram, minced onion, spinach strips, and rice. Cover and begin cooking for specified time on package (my cooking time for rice is always 20 minutes). While the rice mixture is cooking, heat a large frying pan on low/medium with the 2 TBSP of olive oil. Add in the sausage links and chop into smaller pieces with a wooden/plastic spoon (so not to scrape up pan – metalĀ utensilsĀ can really ruin great cookware!). Cut all of the grape tomatoes in half while sausage cooks. After sausage pieces appear mostly browned, which is around 5-8 minutes, add in the tomato halves and the remaining spinach leaves. Continue cooking until the rice is finished or for another 5 minutes so that the tomatoes are more soft and the spinach shrinks. Add the rice mix and sausage mix to your plates and enjoy!

 

Tips:

– Remove all of the long stems from the spinach if there are some

– Use brown rice for added health benefits

– Canned Stewed tomatoes, drained, work well in place of the grape tomatoes

– For a sweeter taste, rather than spicy, use a sweet turkey/chicken sausage instead

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