This is my favourite easy and inexpensive quick dinner. Its also a great way to use up all the left over veggies I often find creeping around the crisper drawer. Chicken Smoked Sausage and veggies over red beans and rice.
I really like the chicken version of the smoked sausage…we all know the brand that comes in the distinctive u-shaped shaped package. The chicken version is lower in fat and I think it has a better taste. It also browns nicer with a lot less fat left in the pan. Which I hate, it makes all my veggies slimey. YUCK. Turkey version is also good if you can find it.
First off, I chop everything up nice and pretty. Today I had some of those mini sweet peppers, cremini mushrooms, broccoli, white onion and chopped garlic
I then lightly stir fry all the veggies. I like to use my “half” wok for this. It gives me lots of room and its a lot less bulky than my full on wok.
I then remove the veggies and lightly brown the chicken smoked sausage. And then all the kids get back in the pool!
I like to then serve this over red beans and rice or just white or brown rice. Tonight I had red beans and brown rice! I also like to add some hot sauce at the very end. I prefer to add a jalapeno in with the bell peppers, but I didn’t have any on hand. I like Mexican hot sauce, sriracha, or Korean hot pepper paste. Tonight sriracha won.
This is quick and easy and can take a little as 15 minutes to prepare. The longest part is waiting for the rice to cook. For emergencies I often have a bag or two of the frozen steamer bags, which take about 3 minutes to heat. Or you can forgo the rice and just eat as is or wrapped in a low carb tortilla. It has a good mix of protein and fiber and is really filling. One sausage easily will last me two big meals or one big meal and two lunches. This is my go to dinner for nights I have running club. I come home cold, tired, and starving. This warm savory dish is perfect to recharging the batteries.