I love one pot meals. You know ...those recipes where you throw all the right ingredients into one skillet or pot and leave it to become delicious all by itself. This one is the perfect example of what a one pot meal should be. It's a perfect blend of rice and beans with the right seasonings and then I added some smoky kielbasa to the mix. Oh My Goodness what a quick and easy one skillet meal that will become a family favorite. And here's a bonus: It only gets better each day!
Beans and Rice with Smokey Kielbasa
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 package (14 ounce) polish kielbasa, sliced into rounds
1 medium sweet onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup white rice
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 can (14 ounce) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Heat the oil and butter together in a large skillet until melted. Add the sliced kielbasa and fry until lightly browned and caramelized.
Add the onion and saute until just soft and tender. Add in the minced garlic and stir for about a minute until golden. Stir in the rice and chicken broth. Add the beans along with the oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
I love to serve cornbread with this meal! What could be better? Sprinkle with parsley and serve! YUM!
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