25 Minute Yellow Rice #semihomemade #HillshireSausage #spon

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It would be a shame if, as a Puerto Rican, I couldn’t make yellow rice from scratch.  I can, with a recipe I got from my mother who learned from her mother. That said, when I pick up the kids from school, as much as I want to cook a meal from scratch, it is too time consuming when you add in homework and after school activities. I need to cook fast, yet delicious. I go the semi-homemade route, with help from my favorite products. Here is how I put Yellow Rice with Sausage on the table within 25 minutes of cooking time and minimal prep.




  • Box of Yellow Rice Mix, I LOVE Goya brand.
  • Tomatoes, I chop 10 cherry tomatoes
  • Pigeon Peas, 15 Ounce Can
  • Chicken Broth, 2 cups
  • Smoked Sausage, Pick Your Favorite Hillshire Sausage! Cut into diagonal slices.
  • Onion Powder, Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
  • Butter or Oil for cooking



Heat up either butter or oil in a pot. I even use Coconut Oil for this part. Then empty the box of rice mix into the heated pan. Stir it around so all the rice is covered with the seasoning. Add the can of pigeon peas. Next add two cups of chicken broth. Quickly chop up the Hillshire Smoked Sausage and tomatoes and add it into the pot. At this point the mix should be boiling. Lower the temperature to medium and cover the pot. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste test to see if additional seasonings, like black pepper, salt or onion powder, are needed. Once rice is softened, remove from heat and serve.


Other Options: My sister adds bacon to her version. And mixing it up with different Hillshire Sausages, beans and broths can all lend an individual taste that is all your own, making it deliciously and quickly semi-homemade.

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  1. My favorite sausage recipe is Red Beans and Rice.

  2. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d love to try the Smoked Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Marinara recipe.

  3. Wendy McBride says:

    My favorite is the Mediterranean Smoked Sausage recipe and I like the Red beans & Rice also.

  4. vickie couturier says:

    Smoked Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Marinara

  5. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Sausage So Simple’s Barbecue Smoked Sausage Pizza recipe.

  6. My favorite recipe is the Hawaiian sweet and sour sausage.

  7. I really LOVE sausage! I don’t like any sausage that doesn’t have good spicing, however. Which I have tasted.. yuck. Hillshire always is so good! I love to eat it, cold, in thin slices, with cheese and crackers. I would love to give the recipe of Hawaiian Pineapple sweet and sour sausage a go. Sounds amazing.

  8. Dana Rodriguez says:

    They all look so good! I want to make the Sausage Shrimp Gumbo!

  9. Janet Woodling says:

    Smoked Sausage with White Beans

  10. The Smoked Sausage and Mushroom Pasta Marinara sounds amazing!

  11. Kelly Nicholson says:

    i wanna try this thanks

    Smoked Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Marinara

  12. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The Hawaiian Pineapple Sweet & Sour Smoked Sausage sounds delicious!

  13. Melissa Shirley says:

    I love making sausage gravy and pouring it over butter milk biscuits.

    • Melissa Shirley says:

      I totally misunderstood that question. I love making red beans and rice and adding slices of susage to the red beans, YUMMY

  14. I like the Hawaiian sweet and sour recipe.

  15. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like the Smoked Sausage Tacos.

  16. smoked sausage with potatoes

  17. ELIZABETH C. says:

    The Sausage alfredo sounds delicious! Would definately love to try!

  18. I like the Hawiian Sweet and Sour!

  19. nannypanpan says:

    I like the red beans and rice

  20. My favorite is the recipe for the bbq smoked sausage pizza.

  21. Shirley Y says:

    Smoked sausage white bean chili

  22. My favorite is Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage.

  23. Sharon Kaminski says:

    My favorite recipe is the Smoked Sausage & Mushroom Pasta Marinara.

  24. I like the red beans and rice recipe

  25. My favorite recipe is the Hawaiian sweet and sour sausage.

  26. Howard G. says:

    I would like to try their red beans and rice sausage casserole. They all sound yummy. Thank you for the chance.

  27. Kimberly Matlack says:

    I absolutely love Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. If you haven’t tried it you have to. It is delicious. I love sausage and I love gnocchi add spinach and cheese to the mix and you will taste heaven. I add a little fresh cubed mozzarella and it is divine. My guest always love it.

  28. Sylvie W says:

    For me the Red Beans and Rice is the winner.

  29. curtis h says:

    The bbq sausage pizza sounds like a winner

  30. Oh the Classic Smoked Sausage and Peppers recipe looks so good!

  31. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite is the Autumn Sausage Skillet recipe.

  32. Christina Sparks says:

    Hawaiian Sweet & Sour smoked Sausage

  33. Evelyn Goettner says:

    My favorite recipe is the smoked sausage while bean chili.

  34. Melissa Mazzur says:

    My favorite recipe is Hawaiian sweet and sour!

  35. Denise Welch says:

    I like to try the Hawaiian sweet and sour sausage

  36. The Hawaiian Sweet and Sour Sausage looks really good.

  37. Paula Tavernie says:

    The Smoked Sausage with Red Beans and Rice Recipe!!

  38. Lisa Garner says:

    I like the recipe for Barbecue Smoked Sausage Pizza.

  39. Stephanie Larison says:

    Sausage alfredo! I never thought of the two together, but yum!

  40. Annamarie V says:

    Smoked sausage Gnocchi is my favorite recipe.

  41. laurie murley says:

    the sausage and shrimp gumbom sounds good

  42. I like the quick jamalaya.

  43. Kim Keithline says:

    I love the red beans and rice recipe

  44. The white bean chilli is pinned and on my menu for next week! Looks great.

  45. Lesley F says:

    I like the Quick Jambalaya

  46. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    My favorite is the red beans and rice . My family just loves it.

  47. amy deeter says:

    the recipe i like the most would be the Hawaiian Pineapple Sweet & Sour Smoked Sausage

  48. Susan Smith says:

    For me the Red Beans and Rice sounds yummy.

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