Thursday 3 November 2022

One pot sausage and vegetable rice - Recipe!

This is a kid’s cheat paella. It is a great way to use up any leftovers that you may have in your fridge and you can pack it out with plenty of vegetables. It's all cooked in 12 minutes, in one pot which saves on the washing up! This uses sausages but they can be swapped for prawns added for the last couple of minutes of cooking or chunky vegetables like courgettes or mushrooms, fried in place of the sausage meat.

One pot sausage and vegetable rice

Serves: 4.
Prep time: 10 minutes.
Cook time: 12 minutes.

30ml of olive oil.
1 diced onion.
2 cloves of garlic, chopped.
4 sausages.
1 tbsp fennel seeds which are optional.
2 tbsp of tomato puree.
250g of basmati rice.
1 chicken stock cube.
625ml of hot water.
250g of frozen peas.
250g of frozen or tinned sweetcorn.
Half a red pepper.
1 lemon.
10g of fresh chopped parsley.

How to make:
1. Fry the diced onion and fennel seeds, if using, for a few minutes before adding the garlic then squeeze in 1 inch chunks of the sausage meat.

2. Season the pan with salt, pepper, add the tomato puree and rice and mix together.

3. Add stock (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 place on top of the rice.

5. Bring pan to a simmer, then cover with lid and reduce heat to low for about 15 minutes.

6. Remove from the heat and leave to rest with lid on for five minutes.

7. Garnish with chopped parsley, squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the top and a little drizzle of olive oil and serve.

Recipe by Theo Michaels for Fruit Bowl. For more info visit their website.


  1. I love one pot meals. This one could be adapted to fit most tastes with lots of veggie variations. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh this looks really yummy. I like that it's super quick to make too! xx