Spanish Rice and Smoked Sausage skillet meal is perfect on a busy night. It’s so easy to throw together and it reheats well. We love this dish with cornbread muffins. The flavor it in this dish is really great and it’s super versatile. If there is is something you don’t like you can easily leave it out.

Spanish Rice and Smoked Sausage Ingredients Needed:

Long-grain rice


Green pepper



Chicken broth

Can of  mushroom

Diced tomatoes




Smoked sausage

Hot sauce (optional)

You could easily make this with another type of sausage too. If you love spicy food, try Andouille sausage for a nice treat! If you want a lighter dish use turkey smoked sausage. This dish is one anyone can make and your family will enjoy.

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Spanish Rice and Smoked Sausage

This Spanish Rice and Smoked Sausage Skillet Meal is perfect for a busy night. 
3.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup long-grain rice uncooked
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 7 ounce can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained can use Rotel Tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage sliced in rounds, I use Hillshire Farms (could use turkey sausage, hamburger or turkey burger)
  • dash hot sauce optional


  • Brown rice, onion, celery and green pepper in butter. Add broth, mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper, tomatoes, sausage and hot sauce
  • Cover and let simmer for about 25 minutes until rice soaks up liquid.
  • If you use hamburger or turkey burger, you would brown it with the rice, onions, peppers and celery.
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  1. Dianne S. says:

    I made this tonight – it was pretty good…I used fresh portabella mushrooms, I’m not a fan of canned! I did use Rotel “fire roasted” tomato’s & a few drops of Tabasco. I’ve got 4 lunches or dinners left. I used pork Kielbasa they didn’t have beef, if I make again, I’ll try Andoulle (maybe not add the Tabasco️) ☺️4 stars

  2. Patricia Thompson says:

    I made the smoked sausage with Spanish rice recipe!! It was FANTASTIC!!!! A definite keeper for sure!!! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!! And I’m a Midwest girl!!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yay! We’re so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Patti Hernandez says:

    Oh my goodness! I made this today for an afternoon of watching football games with my husband. It is delicious! I used Rotel tomatoes for a little extra kick. We loved it! Thanks for another wonderful recipe!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad it was a hit!

  4. This really does smell great cooking. I added about 1/4 of a green bell pepper also and a little creole seasoning since I already had the Trinity stewing in the pot.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hope you enjoyed this recipe! We love this dish.

  5. Richard Andrea says:

    They all look great and yummy food for thought

  6. Heat it up a little with andouille sausage and Rotel instead of canned tomatoes. Yum!

  7. glory bolton says:

    Definately gonna try it

  8. tonya king says:

    wonders how this would do in a crockpot?

    1. Tonya, I have never made it in the crockpot but I would try it. If you do, let me know how it turned out.

  9. I was just thinking about what to cook for dinner when I saw your FB post. In reviewing the recipe, I have all the ingredients so it looks like this will be supper tonight at our house!! Thanks.

    1. Vicki Ruehlmann says:

      This is simmering on my stove top as I type! It smells yummy. 🙂

  10. Margaret Cloud says:

    I have made this dish many times but never thought of adding meat. Looks good, a must make, thanks. Have a nice week.