Sausage Spanish Rice

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours´╝îMakes: 6 servings

My husband and I both work the midnight shift, so I’m always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes. This one couldn’t be easier. We often enjoy it as a main course because it’s so hearty, but it’s also good as a side dish. —Michelle McKay, Garden City, Michigan


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked converted rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning


  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until rice is tender.


1-1/2 cups: 401 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 1495mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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