I used to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, trying new recipes, and creating fabulous dinners. These days, my goal is to get a homemade dinner on the table in the shortest amount of time possible, and ideally, during that elusive window when all three kids are home at the same time. Who can relate?
I know this is just a season in life that will soon be a distant memory, and one day I’ll miss the busyness and have time to enjoy cooking again. But now? I need easy, yo!
I’m sure many of you are in the same boat so I asked Colleen for a delicious and EASY weeknight meal idea, and she came up with this Rice & Beans with Sausage recipe.
We’re huge fans of sausage and beans and rice, but I’ve never thought to put them all together. I made this earlier this week, and the whole family LOVED it. Best of all, it’s super easy. You just prepare your favorite rice. (Or, if you don’t want to wait, I love Colleen’s tip about picking up rice at a local Chinese restaurant. Brillz!)
Then you sauté some onions and garlic in olive oil and butter, add the beans and sausage, give it a toss, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the rice, toss again, and remove it from the heat. Finally, add some parsley or cilantro and give it a final toss. I definitely went with the cilantro…. YUM!!! Continue reading “30 Minute Meals: Rice & Beans with Sausage”