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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 a meal the whole family will enjoy. 
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5 from 4 votes

Savory Rice 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 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: 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.
    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.

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.
  • 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