ONE-PAN BEANS AND RICE WITH KIELBASA - rice, pinto beans, and smoky pork kielbasa is combined for a delicious and quick skillet meal!
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5 from 3 votes

Skillet Rice and Beans with Kielbasa

This Skillet Rice and Beans recipe is a quick 30 minute meal that's crazy flavorful and only requires one pan. Great weeknight meal the entire family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice and beans recipe, skillet rice and beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 453kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 14 ounce package polska kielbasa , diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 14 ounce can pinto beans ,rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley


  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high. Add the kielbasa and onion; sauté until onions become soft and translucent (about 3 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the rice, chicken broth, beans, Italian seasoning, cracked red pepper, and a dash of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is done, stirring once toward the end to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.7mg