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Sausage Rice Casserole

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Ingredients
  Pork sausage 1 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Green pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Canned ready to serve chicken broth 29 Ounce (2 Cans, 14 1/2 Ounce Each)
  Uncooked long grain white rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Uncooked wild rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed and drained
  Canned sliced mushrooms 4 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Fennel seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Crumble sausage into 2-quart casserole.
Add onion and green pepper.
Cover.
Microwave at High for 6 to 8 minutes, or until sausage is no longer pink, stirring once to break apart.
Drain thoroughly.
Set aside.
In 3-quart casserole, combine broth, white and wild rice, mushrooms, Italian seasoning and fennel.
Mix well.
Cover.
Microwave at High for 8 to 10 minutes, or until broth boils.
Stir.
Recover.
Reduce power to 50% (Medium).
Microwave for 30 to 35 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Stir in sausage mixture.
Top with cheese.
Re-cover.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) for 5 to 10 minutes, or until heated through and cheese melts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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