I have made this recipe from Briana Thomas’ newest cookbook, Convenient Foods, several times. The first couple of times I made it we enjoyed it but the last several times we have loved it.
Start by water sauteing a chopped onion in your skillet or dutch oven.
I like my onions very soft and starting to brown before I add the next group of ingredients: cooked brown rice, drained canned kidney beans, 6.5 ounces of sliced turkey kielbasi, 1/4 cup water, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Then add the optional 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon THM Super Sweet. Cover and simmer 5 more minutes. This too is very important. It just really gives it a great flavor.
A couple times when I made this, I was out of smoked paprika but had plenty of plain paprika. So I added 1/2 tablespoon of paprika and then added a splash of liquid smoke. Yum!!!
I also love her Hearty Barbecue Soup recipe. And I just saw that she has a birthday cake ice cream recipe. Birthday cake flavored ice cream is a new favorite flavor around here, so we’re going to have to give it a try.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 15 ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
- 6.5 ounce smoked lean turkey sausage (kielbasi), sliced
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- dash cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon THM Super Sweet Blend (optional)
- Saute chopped onion in couple tablespoons of water until desired tenderness/color obtained, adding more water as needed.
- Add cooked brown rice, drained beans, sausage, water, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. (Add more water if it begins sticking.)
- Add vinegar and sweetener, stir, cover, and simmer another 5 minutes.
- Devour! 🙂
If you haven’t gotten Briana’s cookbook, you really should. She has some great recipes in it. I make this one every couple of weeks. It is inexpensive and delicious. (The package of kielbasi from Aldi makes two batches. So I freeze half the sausage for use later in the month.)
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
Until next time, God bless,