GFOAB: Sausage, Rice, and Beans

Gluten Free on a Budget: Part 3! As you can tell, I am big on the budget friendly recipes lately, so the majority of my posts the rest of the year are going to be in this category. I am also planning on putting together a really in-depth guide to traveling gluten free, so be on the lookout for that.

I could eat rice and beans every day if it was already prepared for me. Yeah, I can’t cook it THAT much. I do enjoy making a large batch, eating some of it, and then placing the rest of it in the fridge or freezer to eat as a snack.

Of course a dish with rice and beans is going to be cheap, but I think this is a delicious meal that most people will enjoy. You could even steam some broccoli or cook other veggies and throw them in.

Also, this is my first time using the ZipList recipe plugin. Before I just typed out all the ingredients and directions, so hopefully this will be easier to read and print out. Let me know what you think of it!

Mixing the Beans and Sausage in with the Rice

Mixing the Beans and Sausage in with the Rice

Rice, Beans, and Sausage

The Finished Masterpiece 🙂

Top View, Since I Know the Other View Wasn't Enough!

Top View, Since I Know the Other View Wasn’t Enough!

Sausage, Rice, and Beans Recipe


  • -1 can red kidney beans
  • -1.5 cups of brown rice (3 cups cooked)
  • -4 (about 1 lb) pork or chicken sausage links (make sure they are gluten free!)
  • -Salt and pepper (and any other seasonings; I used a little garlic powder and minced onion) to taste


  1. Cook rice according to package. It is normally 2 cups of water for every cup of rice, so use about 3 cups of water.
  2. While rice is cooking, cook sausage on a skillet over medium - medium high heat until no longer pink.
  3. Cut sausage in 1/4" pieces and set aside.
  4. When rice is done cooking, add beans, sausage, and any spices and mix together. Remove when beans are heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Place any leftovers in a plastic container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Cost of the ingredients:

Rice = $0.50

Beans = $0.79

Sausage = $2.99

Spices = $0.10

Total Meal Cost = $4.38

62 cents to spare! Whoooo!

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