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Meat Lover’s Pizza Rice Skillet

My son named this "pizza rice" after I threw together a quick dinner from what I had in the fridge and pantry. Add any other pizza topping ingredients you desire. I often add black olive slices or mushrooms. Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) sliced mini pepperoni
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Chopped fresh basil, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Return to skillet with next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork; stir in cheese. Top with pepperoni and, if desired, additional Parmesan cheese and basil.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 390 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 906mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • annrms
    Oct 2, 2020

    Made this to give to my neighbor who works long hours at our local hospital. It was my way of thanking her and giving her a night off! Tasted it for seasonings...perfect for a family. For ourselves will use hot bulk Italian sausage when I make it again.

  • delowenstein
    Sep 25, 2018

    My changes were using 4-oz. sliced turkey pepperoni and 1 lb. Italian link sausages with casings removed! This dish is a real winner!

  • bambm
    Jul 30, 2018

    Loved it. I will definitely make this again.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 27, 2018

    We had this for dinner tonight and it was a hit. I followed the recipe but used two bowls of Minute brown rice instead of the uncooked Minute rice. It was very tasty and we will be having this again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • angela32
    Jul 19, 2018

    Delicious and fast to make! The only change I made was using fire roasted tomatoes, because I already had those on hand. So good!

  • LPHJKitchen
    Jul 15, 2018

    SO easy to make! Great taste and very filling! My kids LOVED it!

  • Beema
    Jul 15, 2018

    My daughter's kids were having an impromptu party and she called me for help..."Mom, I need a recipe that I can whip up quickly, that kids will love... any ideas?" I emailed her this recipe and she answered right back.. "Perfect !" Two hours later, she wrote me again and told me that the kids devoured this dish, and they will definitely make it again. So, based on Kid's Rating 101, this is a five star meal.

  • bonito15
    Jul 13, 2018

    This is one of my favorite all time recipes - love this and how easy with no cooking the rice - and it is actually pretty healthy too. My family loved it - we will be having this often.