Skillet Red Beans and Rice

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Enjoy all the comforts of home with a bowl of beans and rice.

Enjoy all the comforts of home with a bowl of Skillet Red Beans and Rice. In our special recipe, juicy veggies and savory spices blend beautifully with brown rice. Ground turkey meatballs make a chewy and delicious accompaniment to the rice base.

This hearty Skillet Red Beans and Rice dish offers a host of textures and flavors. With a protein punch from beans and turkey and carbohydrates from brown rice, this meal ranks high on the satisfying scale. It packs a boatload of nutrients in every bite. Dish up this foolproof meal and we promise you’ll make your dinner guests smile!

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Skillet Red Beans and Rice

High in protein and flavors, this skillet dish is sure to please everyone.
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal


Sausage Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup 10-minutes brown rice uncooked (we used Uncle Ben's)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 onion medium, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper medium, coarsely chopped
  • 30 ounces red beans cans
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper


For Sausages

  • In a medium bowl, mix ground turkey with all sausage ingredients (except flour). Mix well until blended. Form small meatballs, about 1-inch. Roll on a plate of flour, shaking off excess.
  • Line meatballs on a plate and refrigerate while you cook the rice and beans.

For the Rice and Beans

  • In a medium saucepan cook brown rice according to instructions on the box. Once cooked turn off burner and leave covered until ready to serve.
  • In a large skillet with olive oil, sauté sausages over medium heat until they are cooked through and golden brown. Move sausages to one side of the saucepan. Place sausages on a paper towel-lined plate. In the same skillet, sauté onions, and bell pepper until tender, or about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 additional minute.
  • Return sausages to the skillet, add red beans, vegetable broth, and bay leaves, toss to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Season with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Serve over cooked brown rice.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 721mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Kid-Friendly

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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