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
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.