I kind of considered this a single lady kind of recipe. First and foremost, it comes together in roughly 10 minutes and it is yummy. On top of that, tt's very scale-able, you could make it for four or for one. It uses leftovers, which is awesome. And, finally, like most things that contain twice-cooked rice, it's incredibly comforting. A warm bowl of this, a bottle of hard apple cider and reruns of Sex and the City? That's one heck of a single lady night in.
Sausage and Spinach Rice Bowl
Adapted from the April 2012 Cooking Light
1 1/2 c. brown rice
1 Tbsp. Grapeseed Oil (or Olive. I wanted to use Grapeseed. So I did)
6 oz. hot Italian Sausage
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
6 oz (basically 1 package) baby spinach
Parmesan cheese to top
Warm rice. In large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add sausage (casings removed if using links) and red pepper. Brown sausage, breaking up with spoon, 5 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Add garlic, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cooked until it has wilted down, about another minute more. Add rice and stir to distribute all ingredients evenly. Let cook for a minute undisturbed before "flipping over". Let other side cook for another minute undisturbed, until everything is warmed through. Move to bowl, top with cheese, eat while sitting on couch enjoying TV that you only watch when you're home alone.