Yesterday, I was looking for something quick, easy and with little clean up for lunch. As I always do, I took a look at the items I had on hand and I ended up with this one skillet dish that turned out delicious.
It all started with a chub of Jimmy Dean sausage, asparagus, mushrooms, garlic, beef stock onion and cilantro.
As I worked through chopping vegetables, I thought of seasoning – and I decided to add a packet of ranch dressing seasoning mix.
I started by browning the sausage (medium high heat), along with the onion and garlic.
Once that was done, I added the other vegetables and cooked until semi-tender.
After the vegetables were somewhat tender, I added in the rice and cooked until the rice was somewhat translucent.
Beef broth (that was just what I had on hand, I’m sure that chicken broth or vegetable broth would work just as nicely) was added next. I added half of the cilantro to the skillet and stirred everything up. I brought the skillet up to a boil. Once it was at a boil, I covered the skillet and reduced the heat to simmer – allowing it to cook for 20 minutes (cook until rice is done).
Add the remaining cilantro and serve! Super easy, delicious, easy clean up and reheats nicely!
Skillet Sausage and Rice
1 chub of Jimmy Dean (or similar) regular sausage
2 cups of long grain rice
3 cups of beef stock
1-1/2 cups of mushrooms
1/2 bunch of asparagus (1-1/2 cups, chopped)
1/2 white onion (diced)
1-2 tbsp of garlic (depending on how much you like garlic, I used 2)
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 packet of dry ranch dressing mix
salt and pepper to taste
Crumble sausage in skillet, with diced onions and garlic on medium high heat. Cook until sausge is browned and onions are translucent.
Add asparagus and mushrooms, cook for another 5 min (until vegetables are semi-tender).
Add rice and ranch dressing and stir to mix, cook until rice is translucent.
Add beef stock and 1/2 of the cilantro. Stir and bring to boil.
Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes (until rice is done).
Add remaining cilantro and serve.