30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

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Some weeks you really just need a cabinet clearing, quick and easy dinner. Cooking rice and pasta together is a great way to build flavor and texture in a single dish. This creamy one-pot meal is going to make everyone wish you made two pots! 30-minute Sausage Pasta & Rice is an quintessential weeknight meal.

30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

I used a chicken and garlic smoked sausage (looks for Hillshire Farms). You can use any smoked sausage (beef, pork, turkey or chicken). Whatever sausage you choose, just make sure it is smoked or precooked, as you need to cut it into chunks so that it heats through but doesn’t over cook in this dish.

30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

For this one, I opted for cannelloni beans – a simple white bean. You could use a navy bean or garbabzo (chickpea) in its place. A kidney bean would also work with a slightly different flavor but still delish! This recipes is one of those “what do we have on hand” meals. So variation is a great and welcome with this one.

30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

When I say one Pot meal, I mean it. This is an all inclusive fulfilling dinner. You really won’t need any sort of side dish or filler, unless you want to create leftovers or spread it out at all.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

Rice, Pasta, Beans, and sausage all come together in a flavorful one-pot weeknight dinner
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes, beans, cannelloni beans, chicken sausage, orzo, quick meals, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cups Orzo
  • cup Long Grain Rice
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley plus more for garnish
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 15oz can Cannelloni Beans drained
  • 1 lb Smoked Chicken Sausage
  • qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated

Instructions

  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add oil, garlic, and onion. Let cook for 2 minutes then add rice and orzo. Saute for 3 minutes then add beans, sausage and broth.
  • Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cover pan. Let cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir in cream and parmesan cheese. Return lid and let cook another 5 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley, if desired.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

5 thoughts on “30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    As always, this looks like an easy and delicious recipe!

  2. Oh I have never thought of combining rice and pasta in the same dish! My family would love this we have both pasta and rice lovers in our house and we’re always “fighting” over which side dish to make. LOL. Pinned.

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