While this Red Beans and Rice Skillet is inspired by the traditional Louisiana Red Beans and Rice, its similarity to the creole classic ends at, well…red beans and rice.
The turkey kielbasa is a healthier alternative to other types of sausage and the lack of cayenne pepper makes it a dish that even the “heat sensitive” can enjoy. While it may be non-traditional, it is a quick, easy to prepare (only requiring one pan), inexpensive and healthy dish that the whole family will love.
For those of you with a wheat allergy, be sure to choose a turkey sausage or kielbasa that doesn’t include wheat (watch for “modified food starch” and be sure it is not derived from wheat).
This is a one-pot wonder that your whole family will love! It is free of dairy, eggs, soy, wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.
- "safe" cooking spray
- 1 (14) ounce package turkey kielbasa cut diagonally in 1/4 inch slices
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 (16) ounce cans dark red kidney beans, drained
- 1 (14.5) ounce cans Italian style diced tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray. Cook the sausage on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until it is heated through. Stir in the onion, green pepper and garlic and saute until the onion is tender. Add the beans, can of tomatoes and pepper. Cook until heated through. Add the water and rice and stir. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes.