About the Recipe
1 pound regular or Italian sausage (I prefer Jimmy Dean)
1 large onion, diced
3 stalks celery, sliced
2 packages Lipton dry chicken noodle soup mix
3 cups boiling water
½ cup long grain rice, uncooked
1 small can mushroom stems and pieces
1 small can pimentos (optional
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté until meat is browned and onions are clear. Add Lipton chicken noodle soup mix, rice, mushrooms and pimentos (optional). Mix well.
Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish and pour the 3 cups of boiling water over all, gently mixing with a fork to combine. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, or until rice is cooked.
Top with shredded cheese before serving (optional)