Thursday, April 24, 2008
I have made this before, and I made it again today, and I have to say: this dish has some AMAZING flavor! I love the taste of these ingredients, so I thought I would share it with you. Be sure to tell me if you made it, and how you like it!

Matthew's Cheesy Sausage and Rice
1 pound of rice (make it easy and buy a 1 LB bag so you don't have to measure, oh, and don't use instant... if rice takes less than 10 minutes to cook it means that all of the nutrients have been removed, and besides, for this recipe you will need time for the sauce to cook)
1 pound of ground sausage
1 jar (1 pound) of Ragu Roasted Garlic Parmesan (in the store it is with the spaghetti sauce)
5 dried red peppers (optional, this cost me less than five cents, and I think it adds a better texture than "crushed red peppers" and it doesn't add too much heat)

1) Start cooking the rice (the water will take a while to boil).
2) In the meantime, brown the sausage. Drain well.
3) While the sausage is cooking and the water is starting to boil, cut the peppers into tiny pieces (the smaller the better).
4) Add the Ragu and peppers to the sausage. Let it simmer at least 10 minutes, or until the rice is done.
5) Serve with lots of rice and a little sauce... the flavor of the sauce is enough to cover a lot of rice.

Oh, and on a side note: on the back of a bag of rice, be sure you are looking at the "water" column, not the "yield" column... umm, ya...



Helen said...

So here I was, attempting to make a list for the grocery store and doing the rounds on blogs instead, when I actually found an answer to the question I had... you're my hero! But where's the cheese? I see the word parmesan, but surely there must be more? I'll try it out, even though I'm skeptical. I won't tell Matt the word "cheese" is in the title, though..

Matt said...

HAHA!! Too late, I already know!!

Helen said...

Yup, Matt liked it. And it was cheesy.