Turkey Kielbasa with Red Beans & Rice


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 274.3
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.0 mg
  • Sodium: 984.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g

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An easy, yet filling main dish of lean turkey kielbasa, red beans and brown rice. An easy, yet filling main dish of lean turkey kielbasa, red beans and brown rice.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 turkey kielbasa
    1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed.
    2 cups brown rice
    2 cups water
    2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    3 stalks celery, sliced
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


1. Pour the water and chicken broth into rice cooker or a 1 quart saucepan with lid. Add the rice. Cook for 30-45 minutes, until rice has absorbed all the liquid.

2. While the rice is cooking, place the kielbasa on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until heated through and casing has darkened.

3. Once the kielbasa is done, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

4. Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until onion is translucent.

5. Add kidney beans to mixture and turn heat to low, stirring occasionally.

6. Slice kielbasa into 1/4" slices and add to the frying pan.

7. Once the rice is finished cooking, add to the frying pan. Stir all ingredients together, cook another 5 minutes stirring often, then serve.

*Adjust crushed red pepper flakes for more or less "heat".

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BRIGHTPATH.


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but sodium is too high. - 3/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this using dried kidney beans that had been cooked rather than using canned beans. (I try to stay away from canned foods due to the sodium.) I also diced up a couple of hot peppers to throw into the mix as well. Very yummy. - 2/24/09

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  • This was a hit in my family! I didn't have any crushed red pepper so I added some chunky salsa (1/4 cup) and some Franks Red Hot. It was delish! - 5/12/14

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  • I left the rice out and added a can of tomato soup, delicious. - 11/14/12

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  • This has become a family favorite! - 10/2/12

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  • It was very rice heavy (so much rice!) - more like a side dish than a main course. It was also bland. - 5/3/12

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  • Even my 2yr old ate this and she is a picky eater. I didn't use the celery because I don't like it. I also used garlic powder instead the cloves and no chopped peppers. I thought that there was too much rice so I used what I thought was enough. This will become a staple meal in my house. - 11/30/11

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  • Very filling. I'd make this again! I wanted beans, my daughter wanted rice we both wanted kielbasa so this was perfect. I added a little Cajun seasoning and a can of tomatoes. - 8/24/11

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  • Great! I love the way you can personalize this to suit your own tastes! I used extra celery in place of the bell pepper, and added oregano, thyme, and cayenne (instead of crushed red pepper). - 1/27/11

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  • The wife cooked everything (minus rice) in the slow cooker. We didn't have the pepper flakes or the celery, but the taste was still good. Had some left over, so that will be lunch tomorrow. Saw a similar recipe with bay leaves and thyme in Taste of Home. Overall, we enjoyed and will eat again soon. - 8/22/10

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  • My husband and I both really liked this. I am not a celery fan, so I substituted an extra green pepper. I was able to use minute rice and cooked it with chicken broth, which was great. - 11/5/09

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  • This was great! I only gave it 4 stars because you're not going to go crazy with flavor or anything, but it's such a great meal for the summer. It's light and fresh and everything goes really well together. I'll definitely revisit this recipe. Thanks! - 7/16/09

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  • Very good. Filling so I didn't want to eat anything else with it. - 3/22/09

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  • Yummy!! - 1/7/09

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  • Great recipe. Easy to make and the family loved it. - 6/11/08

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