Ellie Makes a Meal in One

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What more could you want for dinner?  Peas, Onion, Rice, tomato, sausage and olive?????????  That is a full meal for me.

From So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week, by Ellie Krieger (John Wiley & Sons)

Makes 4 Servings


1 T plus 2 tsp olive oil
2 turkey sausages,  sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
2 ½ cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth

1 10-oz package frozen peas
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 large ripe tomato, chopped
¼ cup sliced green Spanish pimento-stuffed olives
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ Teaspoon ground turmeric


Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat (use a skillet that has a cover).

Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes.  Transfer the sausage to a plate. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in the skillet.

Add the onions and cook, stirring, until softened and translucent, 3-5 minutes.

Return sausage to the skillet and add the chicken broth, peas, rice, tomato, olives, salt, pepper and turmeric. Bring to a boil and cover and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 25-30 minutes.

Tomato Curry – Nigella

At my house, on Fridays, cooking is an all day affair or it seems to be.  I am cooking for the Jewish Sabbath and we eat quite a meal on Friday nights and a less complicated on for Saturday lunch and then a third lighter meal, later in the afternoon.  All and all, this calls for a variety of food.  I was looking for a quick side dish to go with the chicken, I had made for Friday night and I opened my book (Nigella’s Kitchen) and there was my dish, Tomato Curry.  This was served with a coconut rice which I did not make .  I had a rice dish already waiting to be served.  The Curry went fine with this, as well as, it must have gone with the coconut rice, which I want to make, at another time.

This is a tasty dish and I made it a bit tastier by adding some red pepper dip to it.  It also is good served cold and we served it for lunch, that way, on Saturday.

  This is my contribution to Forever Nigella.  Nigella has tons of delicious recipes both online and in her wonderful books.  Join in the fun and select any Nigella recipe and link it up here.  While you are there, check out what some of the other Nigella cooks have made.

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