Quick Beans and Rice


  • 1 package of instant brown rice
  • 1 package of natural hardwood smoked sausage
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (per serving)


  1. Prepare instant brown rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, slice sausage into 20-30 pieces and then add the slices along with one can of chili beans (don’t drain), and one can of stewed tomatoes to a pan and bring to a gentle boil.  
  3. Turn the stove heat to low and continue cooking and stirring occasional while also gently smashing the tomatoes, until the flavors blend (about 10-12 minutes).
  4. Serve by place 1/4 of the rice on a plate and then top the rice with 1/4 of the chili bean/sausage mixture.
  5. Top each plate of rice and beans with ¼ cup of shredded cheese.


  • For added flavoring, consider adding red pepper flakes, chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper, and or garlic.
  • Serve with a side of sliced fresh fruit or no added sugar canned fruit as a dessert.
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