large skillet with chicken sausage and yellow rice
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30-Minute Arroz Con Salchicha (Cuban-Style Yellow Rice + Sausage)

A 30-minute version of the Cuban staple "arroz con salchicha" (Cuban-style yellow rice with Vienna sausages) using long grain rice, spices and chicken sausage. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: arroz, arroz con salchicha, cuban arroz con salchicha, cuban recipe, rice with sausage, salchicha, vienna sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can sliced pimentos (4 oz) drained
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice washed and strained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 MAGGI® chicken bouillon cube
  • Pinch of achiote, annatto or turmeric powder to color the rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 smoked chicken sausages sliced


  • In a Dutch oven or saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add sliced pimentos and tomato sauce. Sauté for 1 minute. Add rice, water, bouillon cube, achiote and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until liquid 
is absorbed and rice is tender, about 15 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE LID. The steam is what cooks the rice. After 15 minutes, remove from heat. Keep the lid on for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • While the rice is cooking, make the sausages. Add 1/4 cup water to a hot skillet and cook sliced chicken sausages at medium heat, turning them frequently, for about 5-10 minutes until cooked through.
 Cook in batches, if using a small skillet.
  • When the sausages are done, mix into the rice. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 402mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g