Charleston Style Red Rice & Sausage

March 18, 2019 By: Comments
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10 Minutes
45 Minutes
8 - 10
Looking for easy supper ideas? This gumbo-like rice dish is well-liked in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn how to make red rice for dinner today!


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  1. In a large, deep pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat and sauté the onions, the peppers, and the garlic for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sausage slices and continue cooking for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and cook, stirring continuously, for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. At this point, add the water, the tomato paste, the paprika, the pepper, the salt, and the brown sugar. Mix everything well.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes. You’ll need to stir it frequently.
  6. If it gets too thick, stir in another cup of water.
  7. Continue cooking until the rice is done.
  8. 8. Taste before serving—add additional salt, pepper, or paprika if needed.