This is a super tasty and easy to make one-pot meal the whole family will love. Perfect for those busy nights when you don’t feel like doing a lot of dishes, this casserole is made in only one pot and is made with sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, and rice cooked in a tomato sauce, then topped with cheese.
18 oz. package Simple Truth mushrooms (white or Baby Bella mushrooms), washed and sliced
1pound16 oz. uncooked Italian sausage from the Pick ‘n Save meat department (can use links, cut into slices or ground sausage)
2cupsKroger dry long grain white rice
4 2/3cupstomato juice or vegetable juice
1cupRoundy’s cheddar cheeseshredded
Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a large pot with a lid, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion and bell pepper for 2 minutes.
Add in garlic clove and paprika and cook for 30 seconds.
Stir in mushrooms and Italian sausage and cook for 5 minutes, until almost no more pink is visible in the sausage and the sausage is almost cooked through (it will finish cooking with the rice and sauce).
Stir in the dry rice, tomato juice, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (I usually add in about ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper).
Cover the pot and bring to a boil, stir, then return the lid to the pot and reduce heat to low.
Cook for 35-45 minutes, until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid and is cooked through. Remove lid stir, and sprinkle cheese on top. Serve warm and enjoy.
Nutrition information disclaimer: the nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.