Dirty Wild Rice with Sausage
Yield: 12 servings
2 c. wild rice
16 oz. Jones Uncooked All Natural Pork Sausage Links
1 1/2 c. medium onion, chopped
1/2 c. celery stalk, sliced
2 1/2 c. canned cream of mushroom soup
1 c. canned sliced mushrooms, drained
8 oz. dry white wine
Fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
Method (1) Prepare rice according to package directions, omitting salt; do not overcook. (2) Meanwhile, cook sausage links in large skillet according to package directions; drain well, leaving 2 T. fat in skillet. Cool sausages slightly, and cut into bite-size pieces. (3) Sauté onion and celery in same skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in condensed soup, cooked rice, sausage, mushrooms and wine until well combined. (4) Spoon mixture into half hotel pan. Bake in preheated 350˚F standard oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Wine Pairing: Northwest Cellars Syrah 2007, Washington State
This sumptuous Syrah, with smoky, spicy aromas and dark berry flavors, will smooth out the richness of the sausage and highlight the earthiness of the mushrooms and wild rice.
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