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One Pot Sausage Rice {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Think of a simplified paella or jambalaya, this one pot sausage rice dish all cooks together fusing the delicious flavors of onions, garlic, pork sausage, red peppers, tomatoes, rice and chicken broth. A one pot low fuss meal that will please everyone. Both gluten-free and dairy-free too.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, gluten free, Healthy
Keyword: dinner, one pot, sausage
Servings: 4
Calories: 637 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 pounds sweet or hot italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced (about 1 onion)
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup red bell peppers diced (about 1 pepper)
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced (1-2 large tomatoes, or a handful of small ones)
  • 1 cups basmati rice soaked and rinsed until water runs clear
  • 2 cups chicken broth (best to use bone broth)
  • 1 teaspon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until the browned, breaking up the pieces with a spatula.  Add salt and spices.

  2. Add onions and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add bell peppers and cook for a couple minutes.

  4. Add garlic and cook for a minute. 

  5. Add tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

  6. Add rice and cook, stirring until rice is lightly toasted (few minutes)
  7. Add broth (if the tomatoes have created a lot of liquid that has not yet cooked off, only add 1.5  cups of the broth, otherwise add 2).

  8. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is cooked through - about 15 minutes. Serve garnished with diced parsley and lemon zest. 

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Sausage Rice {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 637 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 1848mg80%
Potassium 670mg19%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1725IU35%
Vitamin C 66.7mg81%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.