Monday, April 11, 2011

Dirty Rice with Squash & Chard

Dirty Rice with Squash & Chard

2  teaspoon coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, seeded, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
6 ounces chicken Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 cup vegetable broth
3 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups cooked butternut squash, cubed
1 large bunch cooked Swiss chard

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and bell pepper and saute until onion is soft. Add garlic, green onions and spices and cook for one more minute.
2. add the sausage crumbles and stir to break it up. Cook for two or three minutes or until browned, if it sticks use some vegetable broth in the skillet.
3. Add cooked rice, squash and vegetable broth. Stir and cook until most of the liquid is gone and squash is heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve rice mixture in a bowl topped with the Swiss chard.

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