Cuisinart original

An easy rice dish to jazz up any weeknight.

Functions: Sauté & One Pot


Makes about 8 cups


6 ounces fully cooked andouille sausage (can use chicken or turkey), cut into ½-inch slices

1 small onion, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

½ red bell pepper, chopped

½ jalapeño finely chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

2 cooker cups long-grain white rice

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 cups low-sodium chicken stock

1 cup fire-roasted diced tomatoes, in their juices

1 bay leaf

12 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

¼ cup thinly sliced green onions

Lemon wedges and hot sauce to taste

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):

Calories 165 (33% from fat) • carb. 14g • pro. 14g

fat 6g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 82mg • sod. 366mg

calc. 80mg • fiber 1g


1. Put the sausage in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart ® Rice and Grain Multicooker. Select the Sauté function and press Start/Stop. Brown the sausage on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes. (If using chicken or turkey, 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil may be required for this process.) Remove the sausage from the pot and reserve. Add the onion, celery, pepper, jalapeño and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the rice, salt, paprika, thyme and oregano. Stir until rice is translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Press Start/Stop.

2. Add the stock, diced tomatoes and bay leaf.  Close the lid and select the One Pot function, set the timer to 40 minutes and press Start/Stop.

3. When there are about 10 minutes of cooking time remaining, add the reserved sausage along with the shrimp to the cooking pot.  Give a quick stir, close the lid again, and let the unit complete its cooking program.

4. Once the audible tone has sounded to indicate end of cooking, open the lid and add parsley and scallions; toss to combine. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and additional hot sauce.