Savory Sausage Rice Casserole – An Old Fashioned Dinner Recipe

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Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you’ll have an old fashioned dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.

Savory Sausage Rice Casserole Recipe:

It’s casserole season. There’s still a chill in the air, and a hearty, warm casserole fills our bellies and warms our souls.

My sister and I were just talking about how gratifying it is to take the time to make a casserole. Our world right now is always go go go, and that includes the meals we throw on the table. When we take the time to slowly cook a casserole in the oven, it is always worth it.

Old Fashioned Dinner Recipe

When flipping through my Quailtown Cookbook, I marked this Pork Sausage Casserole Recipe for many reasons. First, my kids love any recipe with pork sausage (also known as breakfast sausage). Second, all the ingredients are pantry and refrigerator staples for me (white rice, chicken broth, celery and onion). Last, this is a simple casserole recipe to make.

I am so glad I found this recipe. My kids literally cheered when I put it on the table. They love any recipe with pork sausage and white rice. It’s the small things in the life of a Mom, and when nobody complains at the dinner table, all is well in the world.

Rice Casserole with Sausage Ingredient List

Pork Sausage (breakfast sausage)

Celery, diced

Onion, diced

Chicken Broth

Soy Sauce

Salt and Black Pepper

White Rice, (do not use instant)

How to Make Sausage and White Rice Casserole:

Instructions:

  1. Brown sausage in a skillet; draining excess grease.
  2. To the skillet, add diced celery and onion, uncooked rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper and chicken broth; stir.
  3. Pour into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Cover tightly with foil; bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 1 hour.
  5. Let casserole sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

For the full instructions and ingredient amounts for sausage and white rice recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have an old fashioned dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.

Notes About Pork Sausage Casserole with Rice:

  • I used pork sausage for this casserole. Pork sausage is also called breakfast sausage.
  • If there’s a bunch of oil in the pan after browning the pork sausage, drain off the excess. Leave approximately 2 tablespoons of oil with the browned meat.
  • Use regular white rice in this sausage casserole. DO NOT use minute rice.
  • Do not precook the rice before adding it with the rest of the ingredients. The rice should be raw.
  • Substitute the 2 cups of chicken broth with 2 cups of water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes if desired.
  • Be sure to cover the casserole tightly with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • Let the sausage and white rice casserole sit for 10 minutes before serving to let all the remaining liquids absorb completely.
  • Fluff up the rice with a fork or stir well before serving.
  • If you’re short on time, I have cooked this at a higher temperature to speed things up. Cook until the rice is fluffy!
  • Try some of our other favorite casseroles including Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole and Sausage Potato Casserole.

Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have an old fashioned dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.

Our Favorite Rice Casserole Recipes

Looking for some more rice casserole recipes? We have some side dish and entrée options for you! Try our favorites:

French Onion Rice Casserole

With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 

Grandma’s Chicken and Rice 

Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of those dishes the entire family will eat. This casserole is a perfect way to take leftover chicken, rice - and even hard-boiled eggs - and turn them into a whole new dish.

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is Mom's Broccoli Casserole with Cheese Whiz, instant rice, cream of mushroom soup and frozen broccoli.

Spanish Chicken and Rice

Spanish Chicken and Rice is a new spin on classic baked chicken and rice casserole.  This new and improved version contains peppers and tomatoes and is seasoned up with chili powder for some mild spice.  This one dish dinner will be a new favorite in your weeknight rotation.

Crock Pot French Onion Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

Crock Pot French Onion Pork Chops and Rice is a meal for the whole family. Let the pork chops cook all day and just add the rice when you are ready to eat.

Easy Rice Pilaf

Easy Rice Pilaf with Peas is an simple side dish to complement your favorite dinner entrees. The recipe consists of five simple ingredients - white rice, broth, butter, onions and peas.  Rice Pilaf with Vegetables recipe is an easy way to add some vegetables to your kids' diet without complaints.

 

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Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have an old fashioned dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.
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Savory Rice Casserole - Old Fashioned Dinner Recipe

Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past.  With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have a meal the whole family will enjoy. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice casserole with sausage, sausage and white rice recipe, sausage rice casserole, savory sausage rice casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 cup white rice (not minute rice)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Brown sausage in a skillet; if there's excess grease drain off, leaving approximately 2 tablespoons.
    Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have a meal the whole family will enjoy.
  • In the skillet, add all remaining ingredients and stir.
    Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have a meal the whole family will enjoy.
  • Pour into prepared dish; cover tightly with foil.
    Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have a meal the whole family will enjoy.
  • Bake for 30 minutes; remove the foil, and bake for an additional hour. Fluff with a fork a couple times to prevent the top from being crunchy.
    Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have a meal the whole family will enjoy.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.
    Savory Sausage Rice Casserole is a simple recipe from the past. With kid-friendly ingredients including pork sausage and white rice, you'll have an old fashioned dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.

Notes

  • I used pork sausage for this casserole. Pork sausage is also called breakfast sausage.
  • If there's a bunch of oil in the pan after browning the pork sausage, drain off the excess.  Leave approximately 2 tablespoons of oil with the browned meat.
  • Use regular white rice in this sausage casserole. DO NOT use minute rice.
  • Do not precook the rice before adding it with the rest of the ingredients. The rice should be raw.
  • Substitute 2 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes if desired. 
  • Be sure to cover the casserole tightly with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • Let the sausage and white rice casserole sit for 10 minutes before serving to let all the remaining liquids absorb completely.
  • Fluff up the rice with a fork or stir well before serving.
  • If you're short on time, I have cooked this at a higher temperature to speed things up. Cook until the rice is fluffy!
  • Try some of our other favorite casseroles including Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole and Sausage Potato Casserole.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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      1. I love to see recipes that bring back wonderful memories of family & friends& special occasions.

  1. Turned out great I did have fresh carrots which I diced and add and used beef broth because that’s what I had. The sausage was very lean so I added about 1 tablespoon of butter for fat and used about 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce. We loved it.

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