Easy Sausage Rice Skillet Dinner is one of those perfect weeknight dinner recipes. I love finding recipes that my kids can help to make or in this case almost make on its own. I loved that Kylie was able to jump right into the kitchen with me to make this. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BensBeginners #UncleBensPromo #CollectiveBias This post contains affiliate links that will earn this site a small commission.
There’s something I can no long deny … I am officially the mother of a tween! While she isn’t middle school this year because of how our district is set up, she hit 6th grade and she is 11. She turned 11 in March, but I think that part of me was like, “No way! It didn’t happen yet!!” However, over the summer she has stepped up a lot with helping around the house, so when she asked to help cook a family dinner, who was I to say no?? Since she wanted to take the lead, I wanted to make sure it was fairly easy. Plus we got to talk about a lot of kitchen basics to help her learn as well. We agreed on an easy sausage rice skillet dinner. I mean how much easier than four ingredients can we get??
She even took the lead and started cleaning up the kitchen with me and we got to work. I loved being able to talk about her school day with her while we were in the kitchen. I am sure other moms of multiple kids and tweens know that it’s not often you get one-on-one or a time when they want to talk.
She’s Almost a Teenager: Essential Conversations to Have NowNo Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and HopeDial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage DaughterTwelve Principles of Effective Parenting: Surviving the Tween Years
Easy Sausage Rice Skillet Dinner Ingredients:
- 2 pouches of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain
- 1 red pepper
- ½ yellow onion
- 2 sausage ropes
- Olive oil
Easy Sausage Rice Skillet Dinner Directions:
Start out by prepping your vegetables. I took the time to walk Kylie through some knife safety and how to prepare the vegetables. We ended up with not a ton of red pepper since she had issues with the knife, but she was quite proud of prepping the vegetables.
Chop your sausage into slices.
Put a smidge of olive oil in your pan and turn it on medium-low heat.
Place your sausage, onion, and peppers in the pan and let them start to saute. Stir often.
Tear a 2-inch slit in your Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and microwave it for 90 seconds standing up. Repeat with the second bag.
Pour the rice into the pan and continue to let it cook together. Stir often.
Serve and enjoy your family dinner!!!
What is your go to recipe to make with your kids??
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