Before {and after} – Skillet bratwurst and rice

Right now I’ll post the before – the after is yet to come!

Saturday night I made what I thought was a yummy dinner, but my kids were underwhelmed.

Package of bratwurst or summer sausage
2 cups rice (cooked)
1 cup of chicken broth
1/2 onion, diced

First I steamed the rice in my beloved rice cooker.  I’m on the fence about which type of rice to use. Brown rice has anti-nutrients, white rice is bland and starchy and pointless…  I need to read up on the options but at any rate, Saturday night I chose white rice.  It is what it is.

I grabbed some bratwurst at Whole Foods (I forget the brand), cut it up into 1″ pieces and browned it in the iron skillet.  I removed the bratwurst to drain on paper towels but left some grease in the pan for flavor.  I added the onions and broth to the pan and let it all simmer together for a few minutes.  Then I put the rice and cooked bratwurst back in to cook with the broth mixture.

I think it turned out wonderfully for a first-time recipe try – I just had the leftovers for dinner this evening.

For take 2 – different rice, maybe.  I think I should add more flavor, some garlic or coconut aminos.  And something green needs to be mixed in, I believe.

Stay tuned for the after version of this recipe…

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