Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pantry Rice...?

So last week I had one of those days where all day long it seemed to be rushed and I had to work that night, I look up and it's 4:00 and I have no clue what to make. I hate days like that, usually I'm pretty good about that morning knowing whats going to be for dinner that night, but not that day! So I started scanning the pantry and fridge for something other than opening up a can of Spaghetti-O's and decided to boil up some brown rice and just throw a whole bunch of stuff in it.  The girls love anything with rice so I knew I couldn't go wrong with this. Plus it was brown rice and its really filling! So thats why I just called Pantry Rice, it was stuff I had sitting around waiting to be cut up or opened! We had went to the farmers market and I just started grabbing veggies and they were about to ruin (I'm really bad about that!) It turned out better than I actually thought it would to be honest with you, it was really good leftover too so here it is if your having one of them days...

Pantry Rice

4 cups cooked brown rice
1 lb sausage (Sausage again? Yes!)
1 green bell pepper, chopped small
1 onion, chopped small
1 small jalepeno, chopped small (optional)
1 can rotel, drained
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbs "Tony" creole seasoning (or more if you want it spicier)
1 cup shredded cheese

While your rice is cooking, cook your sausage with the onions, green pepper and minced garlic, drain any extra grease. After all of it is done, now pay attention because I might confuse you, it is horribly hard-throw it all in a big bowl and stir until all is mixed together. It is still hot enough to where it will melt your cheese.

Serve with some cornbread and you are done! It's filling and that easy! It might sound odd but it really is good so y'all should give it a try sometime!

This is linked up with hearthandsoulgirlichef


  1. Yum, I definitely want to give it a try. I love brown's so nutty and chewy and I'm now heading to the pantry to put some on for a late lunch. Super delish, thank you for sharing it with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

  2. What a good idea, fried rice does not have to be Asian in flavor. Thanks.

  3. I love how you can be so spontaneous and just create a recipe of your own. I enjoy doing that too and when you've got so much good stuff in your pantry to add to it, you can't go wrong.

  4. This is just my kind of cooking, pretty much everything I cook is just a mish mash of what's on hand. So I love this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with the Hearth and Soul hop.


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