Well, I’m in the middle of a fitness challenge and I’ve been watching just about everything going in. More on this fitness challenge once it’s completed. We had company over last night and I needed something a little special for it… Jumped onto Pinterest and found this Italian Sausage and Veggies bake!
I swapped the sausage for kielbasa… Anytime I can eat kielbasa is a good time. It was one of my late Russian Dads favorite proteins.
There is basically just A LOT of chopping with this recipe. I bought baby carrots instead of whole ones… slice those in half. Everything else with this recipe I did the same, except I added my own flair to the rice. I can’t get enough of homemade yellow rice right now. It’s the turmeric that gives it flavor and that yellow color. You can read all the benefits of it here. I mainly like it because it’s an anti inflammatory and who doesn’t get bored with plain white rice??
I prepped the meat and veggies ahead of time and just put it in the fridge until I was ready to bake it. Pre-measured my spices as I had plans… Pulled it out right before baking, added the olive oil to the spices and poured it over. I needed extra olive oil and I never measure what I’m doing and had a lot of extras. This was a great thing, as it tastes even better the next day.
- 1 teaspoon of – Turmeric & salt
- 1/2 teaspoon – Garlic powder, pepper, onion powder
- Few drizzles of EVOO, Optional – Pad of butter
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of rice
- Heat a pan over medium heat, add your oil and butter
- Gently pour in your water, add your rice and seasonings… stir well.
- Cover and reduce so it’s gently simmering.
- Cook for about 15 minutes… Add water as needed.
Serve together and enjoy!!! This will easily feed about 5-6 people with plenty of veggies and meat left over!!! This meal was a hit and will be making it again soon, even chopped some of the veggies and taters up this am and added it to eggs for a healthy breakfast scramble.