• 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 cup converted long-grain white rice
  • 4 ounces smoked sausage, cut into slices
  • 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans ranch-style beans, undrained
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, green pepper and celery, until onions are soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, and cook another minute. Add rice, sausage and ham. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, to coat the rice with oil, stirring frequently. Pour in tomatoes with green chiles and chicken broth. Season with thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the beans, mix well and heat through.


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