I'm really not sure what to call this dish. My initial plan was to just make a pot of seasoned rice and add crisp sausage to it. As I started to make it yesterday, I realized it needed more. I added about half a cup of leftover ground beef seasoned with garlic and onion powder. It really made the dish!
1 C of rice
1 Tbsp of olive oil
1 Tbsp of butter
2 stalks of celery -- chopped in small pieces
1 small onion -- diced
2 C water
1/2 C cooked ground beef or turkey
1/2 link of the "horseshoe" turkey sausage or 2 links -- chopped
1 clove of garlic -- crushed
Melt the butter into the olive oil. Add chopped celery and onion and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add the sausage and continue to cook until the sausage is slightly crisp. Add the ground beef. Stir around and add the rice. Stir again for a couple of minutes until the rice is well incorporated. Add two cups of water and add about a teaspoon of salt (depends on your taste). Bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Let the rice cook for approximately 12 minutes. Check to see if the rice is done. Don't open the lid too often otherwise the rice will be gummy. Once rice is done, turn off the heat, but leave the lid on for another ten minutes. After that time, take lid off and serve.
B wasn't even hungry for dinner last night and he ate a big bowl full.