One pot sausage, shrimp and rice is a dish reminiscent of Jambalaya. Everything cooks in one pot and comes together so easily; the flavors build on each other as each component cooks. Smoky turkey kielbasa, peppers, onion, fluffy white rice, and fresh shrimp are the main stars of this show. With a good amount of seasoning and some fresh scallions, this dish is flavorful and a nice change up from your usual dinner routine, but you won't be stuck in the kitchen for hours. One pot sausage, shrimp and rice is sure to please!
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword one pot rice, smoked sausage
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
dutch oven or large pot
olive oil spray
1.5cupswhite riceraw, uncooked
3cupsreduced sodium chicken broth
Slice the kielbasa into 1/4" rounds.
Spray the bottom of a Dutch oven (or large pot) with olive oil spray and turn the heat onto medium high.
Add the kielbasa slices and cook them for about 10 minutes. They are fully cooked, but we are looking for the outsides to get brown and the flavor to render.
Dice the peppers and onion and add them to the pot with the kielbasa after the 10 minute cooking time.
Cook the peppers and onion for 10 minutes or until tender.
Use the moisture from the peppers and onions to pick up the burnt bits from the bottom of the pot, and use your wooden spoon to scrape them up.
Add the paprika, onion powder, oregano, cayenne and salt.
Half the cherry tomatoes and add them to the pot. Stir to combine.
Add the dry, uncooked rice and stir to combine. Add the broth and stir again.
Bring this mixture to a boil and then cover the pot, and reduce to simmer.
Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and tender (taste to be sure).
Add the shrimp to the pot, stir to combine, and cover again. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the shrimp is opaque and firm.
Chop the scallions and toss to combine.
Taste for seasoning: add more salt if desired, or more cayenne for heat.