Brown and Wild Rice with Sausage

Skip the skillet. This delicious bowl of brown and wild rice topped with sausage, spinach, roasted red pepper and Parmesan is ready to enjoy in under 5 minutes!

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Brown and Wild Rice with Sausage

Cooking time PREP TIME 1 min
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
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COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled, cooked sausage
  • 2 tbsp chopped, roasted red pepper
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese


  • Want more whole grains in your diet? We can help! Whip up this delicious recipe for Brown and Wild Rice with Sausage and get a wholesome serving of whole grains tonight. Made with roasted red pepper, fresh spinach and topped with Parmesan cheese, this is a perfect lunch or dinner dish and is ready to eat in under 5 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine spinach, sausage and red pepper in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice. Top with cheese.

    Recipe Tip

    Use fully-cooked sausage from your store’s freezer section for this recipe, or prepare your own sausage of choice.

Skip the Lunch Line

No more waiting in line at the café. Bring your own, on-the-go lunch to work or school and be the lunchtime envy of everyone! They don’t need to know that your lunch took less than 5 minutes to make!

This rice bowl is a quick and deliciously-filling meal packed with whole grains from the brown and wild rice, protein from the sausage, fiber from the spinach and savory flavors from the roasted red peppers and cheese. Keep the ingredients handy and you’ll be ready when you need a quick dinner after a long day or a simple lunch to grab when you’re on the go.

You can find fully-cooked sausage in the freezer section of your store. If you have extra time you can turn this into a meal prep option and make a large batch of Italian sausage to add to this and to other recipes throughout the week.

Meal Prep Tips

If you’re going the meal prep route, these rice bowls are perfect for an on-the-go lunch as they’re loaded with protein, veggies and grains. Not to mention, our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice cups are perfectly portioned so you don’t have to worry about spending time measuring each serving.

Pair simple options with other batch-cooked recipes throughout the week, like our 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner, this easy Mexican Rice Recipe or our Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

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