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Slow Cooker Brown Rice Pilaf with Chicken Sausage

  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


An easy and healthy meal of seasoned brown rice with carrots, peas and chicken sausage. 


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup brown rice (see note)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 (12 oz) package chicken sausage links (see note)
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots (optional)


  1. Heat a pan on the stove over medium high heat. Add in the butter and let it melt. Stir in the onion and saute for 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and stir for another minute. Transfer the mixture to your slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken broth to the hot pan and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil pour it into the slow cooker.
  3. Add in the salt, turmeric, garlic powder. Lay the sausage links on top of the rice.
  4. Cover and cook on high for about 2 hours, or until rice is tender.
  5. Remove the lid and use tongs to place chicken sausage on a cutting board. Stir the frozen veggies into the slow cooker. Replace the lid and let the heat of the pot cook of the veggies for about 5 minutes. Slice up the sausage into quarter inch pieces and stir them into the rice.
  6. Scoop onto plates and serve.


I bought the spinach gruyere chicken sausage at Smith’s (Kroger) and I thought it was so tasty. There are lots of other brands and flavors that you can find at other stores too.

 I used my small 3 quart slow cooker.*

  • Category: Sausage
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 407
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 954 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Protein: 22 g