My Non Pasta Favorite Meal of ALL-TIME

9:50 AM Keenya Kelly 0 Comments

SO! Saturday I began my journey to healthy living with you all..but I wanted to make a really GOOD dish....that my people could enjoy. Starting digging through my recipe drawer and the glory of the Lord rested on my favorite recipe!!! I found this recipe a few years ago in the back of Essence Magazine! It tastes sooo good, I skipped a Raheem DeVaughn Concert! Yeah, I was being really fat that night.
This dish consist of Sauage, Celery, Onions, Green Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Hot Sauce, Chicken Broth and Black Beans. Then A pot of rice season with Tumeric!!! I LOVE THIS DISH! Now too much of it, is def too much...buts its AMAZING
This is probably 3 servings...but ummm errr uhhh...yeah..I had a nice big glass of water and I worked out for about an hour and a half! My point is...enjoy your meals..BUT too much of a good thing is too much!!!! I had a few glasses of water actually!!!


20 Minutes


10 Minutes


  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ pound low-fat smoked sausage or ¼ pound andouille sausage
  • 1 item medium-size onion, chopped
  • 1 item green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 item rib celery, sliced thin or chopped
  • 8 ounce can no-salt-added chopped tomatoes
  • 2 item 16-ounce cans beans of choice
  • ½ cup no- or low-fat chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 item sprigs fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Cook rice according to package directions, but add turmeric to water. Meanwhile, slice sausage and place in large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, turning occasionally, to render fat and brown. Remove sausage and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from saucepan, and add onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans, cooked sausage, broth, thyme, hot-pepper sauce and black pepper. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring until beans are hot. To serve, spoon over warm rice.


4 Serving/s

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 479 calories, 80 grams carbohydrate, 32 milligrams cholesterol, 8 grams fat, 24 grams protein, 609 milligrams sodium.