Carolina Red Rice


  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 lb sausage links cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, medium dice
  • 1 bell pepper, medium dice
  • 3 C water, plus additional if needed
  • 4oz can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Dash of Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Cook sausage until browned in a large pot over med-high heat
  • Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic and cook until translucent – about 3 minutes
  • Add butter and rice, cook until rice is slightly browned – about 3 minutes
  • Slowly water and remaining ingredients, stir to incorporate thoroughly.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Let cook for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • If you need more water add small amounts as needed.  Cook until rice is tender.
  • Enjoy!  ☺

* Note white rice makes a sticky rice so your rice will be sticky and not fluffy.

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