I LOVE a simple meal. Something that doesn’t take too much time or energy because, well, I am a busy mom and after all, I am cooking disabledly! That’s where 1-2 pot meals come in.
One of my fave things to eat is rice…with anything. This isn’t a unique dish at all. It’s just one that I tossed together with ingredients I had lying around. My struggle meal!
For this dish, you can use pre-chopped onions and leftover rice.
This is great as a full meal but, also tasty as a side dish.
What you need
- Skillet (or dutch oven)
- Saucepan (for the rice)
- Half an onion (white preferred but red is good, too)
- Black pepper
- Chicken Bouillon (caldo de pollo)
- Seasoning salt
- Vegetable oil
- Smoked Beef Sausage
What to do
- Chop the onions. You can use pre-chopped or chopped dried onions. If you use dried onions, rehydrate it in water.
- Season the onions with black pepper, Adobo, and a bit of tumeric. Mix it up to distribute the seasonings and set it aside.
- Dice up the smoked sausage and set it aside.
- In the saucepan, add the uncooked rice. The amount is up to you. I generally use two cups (estimated because I don’t measure).
- Add water to cover 2 inches above the dry rice. (Think: First knuckle)
- Add more black pepper and about a tablespoon of bouillon
- Stir, Cover and bring to a boil.
- Once water is partially absorbed, stir then uncover and let the rice cook until the water is not visible.
- Remove rice from the heat and cover. Any water left will absorb.
- Put the skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil (2-3 tablespoons but not too much).
- Once hot, add the seasoned onions and sauté until soft and almost translucent.
- Add sausage to the skillet. Continue cooking until onions are done and sausage is cooked through.
- Add cooked rice to the skillet. Amount is your choice.
- Add additional pepper and seasoning salt to taste.
- Add 2-4 tablespoons of sofrito. The amount depends on how much rice you added. But you don’t want too much. Just enough for color and “sauciness”
- Mix well!
- Serve and enjoy.