Italian Sausage & Rice

3 3-oz. Italian (turkey) sausages
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, in large dice
garlic or garlic powder
1 15 oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes, drain, & save liquid
1/4 cup white wine
2 teaspoons Minor’s beef base (or bouillon)
1 cup raw rice
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (Penzey’s or other brand)

Place the sausages in a skillet with a little water, covered over low heat. Let cook for 10-15 minutes or until sausages are cooked through. Remove cover and let the rest of the water evaporate, allowing the sausages to brown.

Remove sausages from the pan. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan, then add the onion and garlic, and sautĂ© until onion is softened. Add the drained tomatoes. Add the wine, scraping the pan bottom. To the tomato liquid, add enough water with the Minor’s to make 2 cups total. Add to the pan and heat to boiling.

Add rice & Cajun seasoning; mix well, and put it all into a covered microwave-safe dish. (1 qt. Corning Ware). Cook on high power for 2-3 minutes until boiling. Lower to 30% power for 12 minutes.

Slice the sausage and mix in with the rice. Return covered dish to microwave on 30% power for another 3-5 minutes, until rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Corningware 1-1/2-qt Plastic Cover

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