When You're Feeling Lazy AF
I'll keep this short because Hangry waits for no one. When you're exhausted, it's still dark out before 6pm and the groundhog has been a little bitch and run back to his den, you want a quick and easy dinner to eat as fast as possible. So - chop everything up; toss it all in a skillet; throw some cheese on top; and dinner = served. You're welcome.
Word Up, Home Skillet Rice
Hangry Timer: 20 minutes
What You Need
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil, separated
6 links uncooked Tomato-roasted Chicken Sausage (or your favorite kind), uncased
1 Red Onion, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced in half moons
1 cup Broccoli Florets, chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper flakes
4 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp. Water
1 cup Instant Rice
1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
1 cup Mozzarella, shredded
1 Tbsp. fresh Basil, julienned
Salt and pepper, to taste
What To Do With It
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken sausage. Cook, breaking apart with a spatula until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Scoop sausage into a bowl and set aside.
If the sausage is too lean and has not rendered much fat, add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet. Add onion and bell pepper, sautéing until lightly caramelized and translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add broccoli, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add sausage back in. Mix in tomato paste and 2 tablespoons water. Stir to combine. Add rice and broth, bringing to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, until rice is cooked, about 5 minutes.* Sprinkle mozzarella on top, cover, and let melt for 1 minute. Top with basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve hot from skillet, family style.
*Do NOT lift the lid up before 5 minutes! Just have faith, the rice will cook and it needs to retain all of the heat and steam in order to cook correctly - so just wait you hangry monster!