rice and beans in a bowl

Skillet Beans and Rice with Kielbasa

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sausage, Weeknight Favorites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 14 oz kielbasa (we use turkey), sliced and halved
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 14 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the oil and butter over medium-high in a large rimmed skillet (make sure your skillet has a lid!). Add the sausage and onion, and sauté until onions become soft.

  2. Stir in the rice and cook for an additional minute while stirring.

  3. Add the chicken broth, beans, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and parsley. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Make sure to occasionally stir to prevent burning.

  4. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper if desired.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Belly Full