When Mini Thor eats a second bowl of something I always feel like jumping up and yelling, “victooooory!” This dish is one of Mini Thor’s absolute favorites! The kid loves when I make something that has mushrooms in it. How awesome is it that he wants to eat his veggies?!?! This dish is both healthy and easy, and that’s a combo that is sometimes hard to come by. From start to finish, including the prep, this dish takes about 30 minutes to make! Does that make it a win-win-win dish? Yes, I think so!
Here’s how to make my Chicken Sausage & Brown Rice dish….
- Package of 5 Italian Chicken Sausage Links
- 1 Packet of Boil-in-Bag Brown Rice
- 6 stalks of Celery
- 1 small onion or 1/2 of a large onion, minced
- 4 0z of Baby Bella Mushrooms, Cubed
- 2 Tbsp minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Start by putting your bag of rice in a 2 quart microwave-safe dish and add 2 cups of chicken broth, 2 cups of water, and the poultry seasoning. Microwave for 12 minutes (or as directed on the box).
While your rice is cooking, squeeze out the chicken sausage from the casing (yeah, I know, that’s gross) into a medium skillet. Cook at medium-high heat and break up into small pieces as it cooks. Cook until the sausage is fully cooked and starting to brown. Set aside.
In a large skillet, I use cast iron (I’m pretty much in love with my cast iron skillet), add the olive oil, onions, and garlic. Cook on medium heat. While your onion is getting a head start, rinse and chop your celery. Add the celery to the skillet and cook for 12 minutes stirring occasionally. Next, add in the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes while stirring.
Now your almost done! Add in the rice and about 3 Tbsp of the remaining liquid from cooking the rice. Add in the chicken sausage and stir well. Add salt & pepper to taste and cook on low for about 5 minutes more minutes so that all the flavors can meld.
Ta-Da! A tasty meal!