Your spice rack is keeping a secret.
While you’re trying to figure out what to fix for dinner on a busy night, your spice rack holds the key to a tasty meal you can get on the table quickly. Along with your spices, all you need are a few pantry staples and a set of measuring spoons to get started — it’s easier than you think.
In this southwestern beans and rice dish with sausage, uncooked rice is combined with Randall Pinto Beans, crushed tomatoes and spices before cooking. Ground chili powder and ground red chipotle powder give the rice a pretty red color as well as a kick of spice. You can dial back the heat by using less of these two spices based on your taste. During the cooking process, the spices meld together while the rice and beans absorb all the flavor. Store bought turkey sausage links cook in the oven (or on your grill while the weather is warm!) while the rice mixture cooks on the stove top. Serve with a side salad for a complete meal.