FiveDinners: one-pot sausage and vegetable rice

    Total cooking time: 22 minutes.

Servings: 4

You will need:
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 4 sausages
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 250g basmati rice
  • 625ml hot water
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 250g sweetcorn (tinned or frozen)
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • Half a red pepper
  • 10g parsley to serve
  • 1 lemon to serve
  • Frying pan and lid
  1. Fry the diced onion and fennel seeds, if using, in olive oil for a few minutes before adding the garlic, then squeeze the sausages out of their skins into 1 inch chunks into the pan.
  2. Season pan with salt, pepper, add the tomato purée and rice and mix together.
  3. Add the stock (this works to a ratio of 1 rice:1.5 water), stir until fully mixed together, add more water if rice is not fully submerged.
  4. Slice the red pepper and lay over the top of rice.
  5. Bring pan to a simmer, then cover with lid and reduce heat to low for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and leave to rest with lid on for 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and squeeze juice half lemon over the top and serve.
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