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Grandpa’s Rice Recipe for Kids

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10-year-old Blake’s grandpa knew what he was doing when he created this delicious recipe. It’s filling, a little spicy, and the whole family will love it. The kids will love that they can help cook it, too!

This hearty rice recipe makes for a tasty (and slightly spicy) dinner that the whole family will love.

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Grandpa’s Rice Recipe for Kids

  • Author: Blake, age 10


  • 2/3 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 3 cans chicken noodle soup
  • 1 can water
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 can diced tomato (basil & garlic flavored)


  1. With help from an adult, brown sausage and drain. Add onion, celery and pepper and saute. Set aside. Heat soup and water to a boil.
  2. Add rice. Cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Add sausage and tomatoes to rice. Pour into a casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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