Monday, July 16, 2007
Sizzling Southwestern Sausage
I am not really a huge sausage fan. Besides, that is just waaay too much fat for me to stomach. But, when I stumbled upon Trader Joe's Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Sausage, I decided to give the meat a second chance. Chicken sausage is a much healthier alternative, and the taste is quite delicious!
I grilled the sausage on the grill according to the heat and time mentioned on the package. I had planned to make a couscous with it, but I didn't have any whole grain couscous in the cabinet, so I made brown rice instead. I cooked the brown rice in chicken broth for flavor, and added a little garlic and a dash of southwestern spice. I diced some red onion and red bell pepper, and cooked in a foil packet on the grill with a spray of olive oil and salt and pepper. I also made a packet with tomatoes, but only warmed these on the grill, as I hate mushy tomatoes. I added the veggies to the rice after it was done cooking, and topped with green onions and a small sprinkling of low-fat cheddar and monteray jack cheeses. The rice had wonderful flavor due to the addition of veggies and a creamy, rich texture thanks to the chicken broth and the cheese.
This was a yummy and guilt-free meal my husband and I both enjoyed!