Every Wednesday, I’m featuring one of my favorite recipes from How to Cook Everything Fast. If you cook it, too, I want to see it—tag it on social media with #HTCEFast. And enjoy!
Whenever you can use what you’ve got and can save a trip to the market, I’m all for it. Flexible recipes like this Rice Bowl with Sausage from How to Cook Everything Fast are perfect for improvisation: I had excellent Indian summer peppers from the farmers’ market to use instead of the fennel. The recipe includes a couple variations to get you started, but the formula is infinitely variable. Here’s how: Start some rice in one pot and get the sausage—any kind—browning in a skillet while you prep the vegetables—broccoli, asparagus, green beans, or even greens would all work. Then add thick slices to the pan so everything cooks together and is perfectly seasoned by the time the rice is ready.
Rice Bowl with Sausage (from How to Cook Everything Fast)
1 1/2 cups short-grain white rice
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage links
2 large fennel bulbs
4 ounces Parmesan cheese (1 cup shaved)
Several sprigs fresh basil for garnish