Sausage and rice with broccoli are combined in this one pot skillet meal that is so easy and delicious. Get your protein and vegetables all in one. A great dinner for the entire family!
Looking for other ways to enjoy Italian sausage? Check out our homemade breakfast sausage and one pot sausage pasta.
Easy Sausage and Rice Skillet
Sausage and rice with broccoli. This is the kind of dish I could eat every single day. Simple ingredients, easy, and flavorful. Bonus, it’s all made in only one pot, so there’s little clean-up.
I always keep my pantry stocked with the basics like rice, chicken stock, and onions because I use them all the time. Sausage and broccoli are other staples in my fridge or freezer. You can make magic with all of these ingredients! I bet you have these items in your house, too.
You only need a small handful of ingredients to make this rice skillet:
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Italian Sausage – You can use a brick or links (casings removed.) Just make sure it’s seasoned Italian pork.
- Onion & Garlic – For wonderful aromatics and flavor.
- Rice – Dry uncooked long grain white rice is used. (See note below regarding other rice.)
- Chicken broth – The uncooked rice absorbs the chicken broth as it cooks, adding an extra layer of flavor. Use low-sodium so the dish isn’t overly salty.
- White wine – The alcohol in this recipe cooks off and lends wonderful depth of flavor (see note below if you prefer not to use it.)
- Broccoli – Fresh cut broccoli is the perfect vegetable for this dish.
- Olive oil – Used to sauté the onion and sausage.
- Seasonings – Simple salt and pepper season the dish.
Not only is this one pot meal easy, but you have options! I love that.
- The Grain – you can use either long grain white rice, Jasmine rice, or Basmati rice. Brown rice would probably work, but since it takes about 10 minutes longer to cook, you’ll need more broth.
- The Vegetable – if broccoli isn’t your thing, you can use green beans or baby peas.
- The Wine – the alcohol lends wonderful flavor and completely cooks off, but if you are opposed to cooking with wine, you can use extra chicken broth in its place. Note that the overall flavor won’t be as deep.
How to Make Sausage and Rice Skillet
This one pan dish is so easy to make – everything cooks in the same skillet, which means more flavor and less time washing dishes! Here’s a summary.
(Scroll down to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Sauté the sausage. Warm oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and let it develop a little golden crust; cook, breaking it up into small pieces until no pink remains.
- Add the onion and garlic. Stir in the onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant. Season with a dash of salt and pepper, to taste.
- Add in rice, wine and broth. Stir in rice to coat. Add the wine; cook until rice has absorbed almost all of the liquid. Add broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer. Cover the skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes until rice is tender.
- Add broccoli. Stir in the broccoli, cover again, and cook for another 10 minutes until broccoli is tender and rice has absorbed the broth.
- Serve. Remove from the heat, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Store leftovers. Allow to cool completely, then store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- To freeze. Cool completely, then store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating. Note that the cooked broccoli will have a much softer texture after being frozen and thawed.
More Rice Skillet Meals:
- Easy Jambalaya
- Rice and Beans
- Weeknight Paella
- Ground Turkey Skillet
- Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Skillet
- Mexican Rice Skillet
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Sausage and Rice Skillet
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces Italian sausage , casings removed, broken into pieces
- 1 small sweet onion , finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- salt and pepper , to taste
- 1 & 1/4 cups long grain rice
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 2 & 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 head broccoli (about 6 ounces), cut into 1 1/2-inch florets
- Warm oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and let it develop a little golden crust; cook, breaking it up into small pieces until no pink remains.
- Add onion; saute until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add in garlic and saute for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Season with a dash of salt and pepper, to taste.
- Stir in rice to coat.
- Add the wine; cook until rice has absorbed almost all of the liquid, about 1 minute.
- Add broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes until rice is tender.
- Stir in the broccoli, cover, and cook for another 10 minutes until broccoli is tender and rice has absorbed the broth.
- Taste and add more salt, if necessary. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Reader Questions and Reviews
Delicious and pretty easy to put together. Kids love it and we make it at least a couple of times a month.
Kids and husband loved it! It was so easy and quick to make too.
Can frozen brocoli be used?
I’ve never made this with frozen broccoli, but I can’t see why not. I would not thaw it first or it could end up mushy and you might need to extend the cooking time by a minute or two.
This is delicious! Just made it last week for the first time. I’m not a wine drinker so I used white cooking wine.
Could I try this without white wine? Pregnant at the moment so I can’t just open a bottle and then drink the rest later lol. Is there something I can substitute?
You can just sub in additional chicken broth. It won’t be quite as rich or tasty, but still good!
Loved this so much! I doubled the broccoli not because I was trying to be virtuous but because I already had it all chopped up from a previous thing.
I know what you mean about Pinterest! (Um… so what if I’ve got over 22,000 pins. I don’t have a husband or children living at home so I need something to keep me occupied, right?) (I don’t really do Twitter anymore.)
This recipe sounds delicious and I now own a large, high-sided, lidded, stove-top-and-oven-safe pan.
Some meals are worth the time and effort…when you HAVE the time and don’t mind the effort. But really, one pot easy meals are where it’s at. And I don’t even have kids to blame! As usual, this sounds and looks delish! :)
you are totally winning, and I am SO with you. My kids are gone from 8-4 and I still don’t get my shit done
I love this!
Yes! This what I’m talking about! We’re moving across country in the next month and I’m trying to keep meals simple and eat through our pantry and refrigerator. This was delicious, thank you!
You know I understand these sentiments, kids or no kids. And there is no question this is going on my list!
Yes, absolutely. And I would be so disappointed (and shocked) if it wasn’t!
Somehow it seems like the more free time I SHOULD have, the less I actually have. Weird. YES for one pot meals! I totally need to make this with some veg sausage.
I need this in my life, like, now. What a great recipe! Kids really cramp my style, I’d get so much done without her. ;)
My husband and I both really liked this meal! One pot all the better! I did not use the wine since I didn’t have any this time
but will in the future.
I don’t think there is a single person out there reading this blog who is not nodding their head in agreement. Then you have those days where you feel like doing nothing, but can’t let yourself. And if you do by some miracle give in to your impulse then you have the guilt because you wasted time. When indeed it was important for you to just BE and quit doing. Sign. So it’s nice to have one pot meals is the moral of the story.
Yes, Carol. Exactly!