In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-excessive warmness. add celery, onion and green pepper; prepare dinner and stir till crisp-gentle, 3-4 minutes. add sausage; prepare dinner until browned, 2-3 minutes.
Stir in broth, beans, rice, tomato paste, bay leaf, Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper. bring to a boil; lessen warmness. Simmer, exposed, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 15-20 minutes, stirring from time to time. Discard bay leaf. If desired, serve with pepper sauce.
- Also called parboiled rice, converted rice is the unhulled grain that has been steam-pressured before milling. This process retains nutrients and makes fluffy separated grains of cooked rice. Converted rice takes slightly longer to cook than regular long grain rice.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 347 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1272mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, sliced
1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1-1/4 cups uncooked converted rice
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Hot pepper sauce, optional