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Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice

This Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice is perfect for the upcoming holidays, when company visits or for when you need a quick dinner dish! This simple TWO ingredient dish represents everything that was tough about my childhood. OK. I might be stretching it a little. You should check it out though. Just click on through.

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @

Childhood was rough. It was. I was forced by my parents to be different from the other kids! We never ate any of that delicious new ‘70’s food that the other mom’s were preparing, you know… macaroni & cheese made with some kind of magical orange powder, soft drinks, frozen dinners  – where the mom on the commercial opened the oven and a lovely ROAST with a complete meal from a frozen dinner was in her hands.

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Nope. My mom clung to making things from our garden and from scratch. I mean, occasionally we ate a canned biscuit – but rarely. Thusly, what choice have I had but to follow in her footsteps and rarely use any easy to prepare products myself (much to the dismay of my Hamburger Helper lovin hubby). Therefore, I know little about the world of flavored rices. I’m thinking I am going to get to know more though!

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @

That said, a few weeks ago, we visited my lifetime bestie, Marcia,  for the weekend. She served the MOST delicious dish for breakfast,  Sausage and Rice! It was tasty and herby and simply perfect with eggs. When I asked about her recipe – she said, “It’s so easy! Its just two ingredients!” followed by, “Lynn gave me the recipe”. (Lynn is another one of our lifelong besties).

After coming home, I couldn’t get the recipe or the thought of a TWO INGREDIENT recipe out of my head. I made some myself and it was just as good as Marcia’s. I mean, how can you mess up two ingredients?

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Which brings me where we are today friends. I asked Marcia if I could share her recipe and she said, “SURE!”  followed by, “But it is Lynn’s recipe”. So, then I asked Lynn, and she said, “SURE! It was my Mom’s recipe from some cooking class she attended”. Lynn’s Mama was a doll and I can remember some really fun conversations with Lynn talking about her Mama’s holiday decorations. I bet Lynn’s Mom would be so excited that her recipe is appearing on the internet in a food blog!

I’ll just note – if you added in some frozen broccoli or peas to the sausage while it was cooking. You would have a complete all in one dinner! Wow! Sprinkle a little cheese on top – YUM! There is so much that you can do with this dish – but this basic Two Ingredient dish is perfect as is.

Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Luke 12: 33-34

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @


Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice @

Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice

Basically everything I ever wanted in a recipe, easy, tastes great, fast, two ingredients and it looks way more fancy than it is. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage and rice, easy sausage and rice
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 240kcal


  • 1 box of Long Grain and Wild Rice – prepared per box instructions
  • 1 lb of good ground pork sausage


  • Prepare the rice per package instructions. Brown the sausage in a frying pan over medium heat until cooked through.
  • Mix the two together and serve!


Make sure to use the Uncle Bens Long Grain and Wild Rice.  If you use one of the other ones, it won't taste right.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Fast Holiday Side Dish Sausage and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Did you ever wonder what goes on just outside the screen of the photos around here? Well, here is who is sitting beside me as I am  photographing  – our cat Jack. He usually lives outside, but since we are having a hurricane here, he is staying in for a few days. He gets tired of being photographed though.

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Jack waiting patiently in the photo studio

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Jack, tired of having his picture taken.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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Friday 27th of April 2018

Goodness Gracious...holy cow - a rice dish I could get behind! This sounds so delicious and easy to make. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun weekend.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 27th of April 2018

Hi Mary! Thank you for the sweet comment! I pray all is well with you! This dish really is terrific and my best friend gave me the recipe!


Friday 2nd of February 2018

So simple - really? Delicious!

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Thursday 8th of October 2015

Side dish? This is like a main dish haha! Thanks for the recipe :)

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Hi! I responded via my cell phone and have no idea why it doesn't show up here! Thank you for the comment - This actually could easily be a main dish! I hope you enjoy!! :)


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