This Brazilian Beans and Rice dish could not be easier or more delicious. It it only takes a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes!
I was inspired to make this dish a couple weeks ago when I wanted to make something fun for the World Cup. My husband visited Brazil several years ago and mentioned that he loved the sausage there, as well as the beans and rice… so I ran with that suggestion. I wanted to make it as easy as possible and so I came up with this recipe.
I am all about making meals that use the minimal amount of dishes, especially in the summer when I don’t want to be in the house all day cooking/cleaning.
I know that TRUE Brazilian beans and rice is a little more involved, but I wanted something easy and FAST. For the sausage, we used a really tasty chicken sausage from our local butcher. In my opinion, good sausage makes ALL the difference. We got a spicy chicken sausage and it was wonderful! Feel free to use any sausage that you think you and your family will like best!
We had this along with our Brazilian Cheese Bread recipe to keep with the whole Brazilian theme (one of my favorite bread recipes ever).
Brazilian Beans and Rice with Sausage
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
Add sausage, green onion, and garlic and saute until onions become soft.
Stir in rice, chicken broth, beans, salt & pepper, and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a low simmer and cover. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is done.
Remove from heat and fluff rice with a fork.