1 pkg of ground hot sausage
1Medium Onion, diced
6 stalks of Celery, chopped small
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/4 cup Cajun Seasoning
2cups brown rice
4cups of chicken Broth
***add ins: black or red beans depending on personal taste. (My boys LOVE black beans and ask for those)
Brown the sausage in a heavy dutch oven and break into small pieces. Scoop out of Pan and leave 2Tbl if grease. Add the onion to the hot pan, sauté until partially softened, then add celery.
(I like to add in the leafy bits and use the leafy bits to garnish as well) when the onion is mostly cooked and starting to caramelize, add the garlic. Cook for about 1 min and add the
rice and the Cajun Seasoning. Sauté the rice and Cajun Seasoning until rice is toasted, 3-5min. Add the sausage back into the Pam and add the chicken stock, scraping up anything stuck to the bottom. Those little charred bits are FULL of flavor. Simmer for about 30min
until the rice is cooked and fluffy. Stir in the beans to fluff the rice and enjoy!
It’s hard for me to time the beans and the rice in the same pot, so I cook those separate. Or, if I’m running low on time, I open up a can of beans.