Sausage and Rice Skillet - The Southern Lady Cooks

Sausage and Rice Skillet is an easy recipe to throw together at the end of a busy day or just anytime. Add some of my fried hoecakes and you have a one-dish meal!  This sausage and rice skillet is comfort food at its best.  You could easily cut this recipe in half for two people.  This keeps well for several days refrigerated and is even better the second day. This recipe is very versatile in that you could substitute different kinds of meat and add your favorite spices, too.  Smoked sausage or Italian sausage would be great in this recipe.  Use your imagination and make it your own creation!

Sausage and Rice Skillet Simple Ingredients:

Pork breakfast sausage

Green pepper



Mushroom stems and pieces, canned or fresh

Chicken broth

Minute rice

Diced green chili peppers (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

You could easily cut the calories and use ground turkey but it won’t have as much flavor as the pork sausage. If you are not a fan of minute rice you can use regular rice. If you plan to cook the rice in the skillet, you will probably need to add more chicken broth. You can also make the rice separate and just add it to the dish. This is a very versatile recipe, so definitely make it your own.

Full printable recipe in recipe card below.

Sausage and Rice Skillet - The Southern Lady Cooks


Sausage and Rice Skillet - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Sausage and Rice Skillet

This dish is so good and will quickly become a family favorite. It is perfect for dinner on a busy week night.
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage and Rice Skillet
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1 lb. can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups minute rice
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chili peppers (optional), drained
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Brown sausage, with onion, green pepper, and celery in skillet. Drain. Add mushrooms, rice, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Simmer until rice is tender.

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