I am a southern girl at heart! So to pull a little bit from my roots, I thought I would invite a long time family friend to help share some good ole Southern Frugal cooking! Thanks so much to Sissy for sharing this fabulous Savannah Red Rice and Sausage recipe! Makes me think of home! Can’t wait to make it for the Crunchy kids!
Savannah Red Rice and Sausage
3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin olive oil or Canola oil
1- 13 oz. Hillshire Farms beef or pork sausage link. Cut into ½ inch slices or cubed.
1 Large chopped onion
3 cups Jasmine or long grain rice. I like the Jasmine because it doesn’t get gummy.
4 cups chicken stock or water. Or you can also use 3 or 4 bouillon cubes or about a tbsp. of chicken base with
the water or just use plain water.
1 can petite diced tomatoes drained
1- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
6 Tbsp. tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
You will need to start with a large 11 to 12 inch frying pan with a lid.
Heat pan on medium high until hot add in oil. Then add sausage and cook on both sides until lightly brown. Then take out and set aside. Put onion in pan and cook until translucent. Then add raw rice and stirring constantly until the rice turns a whiter color (this step helps keep rice from getting gummy). Do not brown. Then add in tomato paste and work throughout the rice. Add in Water or stock and bouillon cubes or base,tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Salt and pepper and stir until it comes to a boil. Cover and set to low heat (2 on electric) cook for 25 minutes and DO NOT open lid! After 25 minutes uncover and fluff with a fork!
In my region this cost about a dollar a serving! Will serve about 6 adults