Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice

A plate of Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice served in a white camping plate on a red patch picnic tablecloth.

A great one-pot meal while camping, this smoked sausage and black bean rice both look and taste amazing. A great combination of protein, veggies, and carbs, you’ll find this easy meal very satisfying. It is also packed with flavor and easy to make.

There is a wide range of smoked sausages available from homemade to vacuum-packed commercial packets. You can even use dried smoked sausages that don’t require refrigeration, making them ideal as a robust ingredient while outdoors.

It is so easy to prepare and the range of ingredients has so much flavor, this is a satisfying dish to create after a hard day camping or enjoying the outdoors. It is also balanced with protein (meat and beans), vegetables, and rice making it a healthy choice.

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Looking down on a serving of Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice in a white camping plate on a red checked picnic tablecloth.
Apart from the amazing flavors this dish also looks great with the range of vibrantly colored ingredients that make it up.
Cooked rice draining in a sieve over a pot.
The rice is boiled in seasoned chicken stock giving it a depth of flavor and earthy color.
Close up of a finished Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice showcasing the variety of ingredients including the sausage, black beans, and vegetables in the rice.
The sausage, beans, vegetables, and rice combine to create a balanced one pot meal that is perfect both in diet and ease of cooking when camping.
A plate of Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice served in a white camping plate on a red patch picnic tablecloth.
This is a wonderful one pot meal that can be cooked in a variety of ways when camping.

Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice Recipe

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A plate of Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice served in a white camping plate on a red patch picnic tablecloth.
A great one-pot meal while camping this smoked sausage and black bean rice both looks and tastes amazing.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceMexico
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSimmer

Ingredients

Boiled Rice

  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 tablespoon herb seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups rice

Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice

  • 2 smoked sausages
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 can black beans drained

Equipment

  • pot
  • strainer

Directions

Boiled Rice

  • Bring the chicken stock and herb seasoning to a boil.
  • Add the rice and simmer for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Drain the rice in a sieve and put it aside until needed.

Smoked Sausage and Black Bean Rice

  • Slice the smoked sausages into thin rounds then add to the pot over moderate heat. Cook to brown and release the oils, if there are no oils in the sausage add a knob of butter or dash of oil.
  • Add the onions, bell peppers, celery, and garlic to the sausage and cook until the onions are transparent.
  • Stir in the cooked rice and drained black beans, then cook until heated through, but not sticking or browning. Taste and adjust the flavors with salt, pepper, and/or herb seasoning. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 1047mgCalcium: 139mgVitamin C: 30mgVitamin A: 715IUSugar: 6gFiber: 11gPotassium: 875mgCholesterol: 31mgCalories: 563kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 13gProtein: 22gCarbohydrates: 89gIron: 5mg

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About Scott Stevens

Scott doesn’t do competitions, doesn’t write books, make YouTube videos, or have any other grand claim to outdoor cooking fame. He simply loves to be outdoors where he cooks and eats great food.

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