Sausage & Rice Casserole
1 lb sausage tube
2 3.5 oz bags boil in bag rice (not gonna follow box directions)
5 cups water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 pkgs dry chicken Noodle soup mix from 4.2 oz box
1 cup diced frozen onion
1 cup diced frozen green pepper
1 cup chopped celery
(Side note: try finding a bag of ONION/GREEN PEPPER/CELERY mixed in frozen section and use 3 cups)
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/8 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
*Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
*Cook and Crumble Sausage on medium heat until brown. Drain. Set aside
*In large pot bring water to boil. Add Rice and Soup Mix and boil for 10 mins while stirring
*Add sausage, peppers, onion, celery, parsley, seasonings & butter. Stir Together.
*Pour into 2 qt Casserole dish and sprinkle paprika over the top.
*Bake for 40 - 50 mins till liquid is all absorbed.
Serves 4 - 5
Variation of recipe from Smith's Simple & Frugal Life.
~Mom with a Scattered Mind~