Recipe Source: cooks.com
1 lb. smoker sausage
1-1/2 cups raw rice
1 can onion soup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 soup can water
1/2 stick butter (4 Tablespoons)
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Brown sausage and pour off grease. Put all ingredients in cooker and stir. Turn rice cooker to cook, stir when done.
I’ve had this recipe for a while, and we’ve had this for dinner a couple of times. It’s not bad as-is.
Here are the modifications I’ve made:
I rarely buy cans of onion soup and keep the powder mixes on hand instead. What I did was make the soup according to package instructions and use about 1-1/4 cups of the soup and freeze the rest for future use.
Also, I found that I needed much more water than what’s listed. To get a good “saucy” result, I use 1-1/2 to 2 cups water.
We like ours a little spicy, so I anywhere from 2 teaspoons to 1 rounded tablespoon of cajun or creole seasoning in place of the salt.
Personally, I also like to add a few dashes of garlic powder as well.
I made this again over the weekend using chicken instead of our usual sausage and found that the sausage adds more spice and flavor than I realized! While chicken is my favorite meat by far, the sausage made a much tastier rice. 🙂
I made mine a little different. I used chicken broth instead of water and sauted a real onion in olive oil (instead of butter) with seasonings, lemon pepper and cut up Farmer John’s Hot Louisiana Sausage. I stirred diced tomatoes in the rice and then added everything else. Ok it was a lot different, but ummmm!
Thanks for your blog I can’t wait to try the Lazy Daisy Peach Cobbler.