Golden Sella Basmati Rice with Beans and Smoked Sausage

If you want to enjoy this recipe then you must use a good quality smoked sausage and Golden Sella Basmati Rice.  It will give the best results. I have tried it with cheap non-smoked sausages and it was terrible. I almost chucked the rice in the bin like Gordon Ramsay does. I wish you a happy weekend.

Golden Sella Basmati Rice with Beans and Smoked Sausage

Preparation time: 10 minutes;  Cooking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, half moon-sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced into ½ inch cubes
  • 500g (1Ib) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • ½-1 teaspoon red hot chilli pepper (Kashmiri) or cayenne or red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian style seasoning  
  • 2 cups golden sella basmati rice, washed and soaked 30 minutes, then drained
  • 1 cup passata or crushed tomato or tomato sauce 
  • 1x 540ml (18 fl oz.) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained or 2 cups cooked red kidney beans
  • 4 cups water or chicken/beef stock or water and bouillon cube
  • Salt to taste
  • A bunch freshly chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large (10-12-inch) sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and sausage and cook over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then the cajun seasoning, red pepper and Italian style seasoning and stir until well blended with the mixture.
  3. Add the rice and stir until It is fully coated with the species, about 2 minutes.
  4. Then add the passata or tomato sauce and beans and stir to combine.
  5. Add the broth or water and stir until combined. Season with salt and bring to a rolling boil and stir, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring at least once to ensure it’s not sticking at the bottom.  Switch off the heat and let rest, 5 minutes. Fluff the rice and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve warm.

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Step By Step Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large (10-12-inch) sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and sausage and cook over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, 1 minute,

then the cajun seasoning, red pepper and Italian style seasoning, and stir until well blended with the mixture. Add the rice and stir until It is fully coated with the species, about 2 minutes.

Add the passata or tomato sauce and beans and stir to combine, then the broth or water and stir until combined. Season with salt and bring to a rolling boil and stir, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring at least once to ensure it’s not sticking at the bottom.  Switch off the heat and let rest, 5 minutes.

Fluff the rice and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve warm.

 

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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