Make this for dinner tonight

I consider myself to be a lot of different things, but a chef is not one of them. I enjoy cooking, for the most part, and I take pride in preparing food for myself and Blaine, meaning I don’t half-ass things when it comes to cooking, for the most part.

We all have our days, alright?

Since I’ve moved out of my parent’s house and am now cooking for myself and my husband, as opposed to my mom doing it for me, I’ve surprised myself once or twice with some of the dishes I’ve managed to create and how damn tasty they’ve turned out. I don’t necessarily have designated names for these creations, but the following is one I made a few nights ago that I like to refer to as a sausage and rice stovetop casserole. Check it out.

Lauren’s Sausage and Rice Stovetop Casserole

You will need (for two people)

  • Two tbsp of olive oil
  • Two to three, depending on your appetite, honey garlic sausages – Marc Angelo’s are the best
  • Two cups of white rice
  • Two cups of water or chicken broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Minced garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Half a cup of cheddar cheese


Start by warming your olive oil in a pan. While it’s coming up to temperature, remove your sausages from their casings and crumble them into your pan once the oil is hot. Allow them to cook on medium.

While your sausage is cooking, prepare your rice however you prefer to, whether it be with a rice cooker or in the microwave, using water or some sort of broth.

Once your rice is cooked, add your spices and transfer the rice into the same pan as the sausage.

Turn the heat down to medium-low and allow your sausages to cook through.

Once your sausages are cooked, add in your cheese, turn the heat down to low, place a lid over top of the pan and allow to simmer for about five minutes.

Once your cheese has melted, serve it up and enjoy.

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