Her original recipe suggested cooking the rice first. I skipped that step due to the comments which said I could. The rice turned out a little crispy, so I recommend the short cook on the rice. Otherwise, this was delicious and I felt healthy eating this vegetable based dish.
The second recipe came from our PICU cookbook from several years ago. It was entered by a friend who is now a travel nurse in Hawaii. Miss her! Loved the recipe! I think anything made with sausage is absolutely delicious!