My kids haven’t even started elementary school yet, but we’re already finding our days rushed and very full! Between preschool, playdates, work and grocery store trips, by the time we get to dinner time, we’re all tired!
The recipe I’m sharing with you today has been a favorite of ours for years! I found that we were often getting in a chicken-every-night rut for dinner, and so I whipped this up one night on a whim. We ended up loving it so much it has become a staple in our house. We’re from the south, so when we think “beans and rice” it’s usually a very spicy dish. Unfortunately my kids and I can’t handle the heat! So I make a non-spicy but still super flavorful version!
Since this is a favorite I was really excited when I realized that Kroger has a special from 3/30/2016 – 4/19/2016 that allows you get 2 Hillshire Farm sausages for only $5 while supplies last. You can find the sausage near the lunch meat. You can see the ads for Kroger this week for here, by searching your zip code.
What you’ll need for our non-spicy sausage and rice:
- 1 Package Hillshire Farm Sausage
- 1 Can of Corn
- 1 Can Black Beans
- 1 Cup Rice (uncooked)
- 1/4 cup diced purple onions
- 2 cloves garlic
- Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Start by cooking the rice according to package directions. We typically use brown rice but you could use any type, even the quick stuff!
As the rice is cooking, chop up the onion, garlic and sausage. I usually cut the sausage into quarter-inch slices and then cut each slice in half. That way the sausage is small and bite size for my kids, and it seems like you are getting more sausage that way too!
Heat a large pan to medium heat and put the sausage slices in to brown. There’s no need to oil the pan as the sausage will provide natural oils. Cook until the meat is cooked and the onions are no longer hard. Remove from heat.
Drain the corn and beans and put to the side. When the rice is done cooking replace the sausage pan on the heat and add the rice to fry. You can add the corn and beans at this point too and cook until it is all warm. Add freshly cracked pepper in the last few moments and mix it all together. It gets super steamy as you can see in this picture!
It’s really that simple! Cooking the rice is always the longest part for me, but if you use the quick cooking rice, it will be even faster!
Do you have a favorite quick and easy meal?
We hope you have fun trying this tasty recipe at the end of a long day! You can find more quick and easy Hillshire Farm recipes here.
“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Hillshire Farm, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #nohasslesavorymeal http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV”
Latest posts by Paula (see all)
- Not Always the Happy Mom - March 24, 2017
- James Corden + Beauty and the Beast Cast performing in the crosswalk - March 22, 2017
- My session at IZEAFest - March 21, 2017
- The magic of closet toys (aka how to get a toddler to play quietly for 30+ minutes a day) - March 21, 2017
- I told my kids about the refugee crisis today - March 17, 2017