2 cups brown rice cooked
1 pound Italian turkey sausage ground
3 cloves garlic minced
2.5 cups marinara sauce jarred
.5 teaspoon oregano
.5 teaspoon Italian seasoning
.5 cup low fat mozzarella cheese shredded
.5 cup low fat ricotta cheese
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 basil leaves sliced
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil.
Add the ground turkey sausage to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. As it cooks, break up into small pieces. Cook until browned, then drain any excess grease from the meat. Place the cooked meat onto a separate plate.
Add the other 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet and add the garlic. Cook, stirring, until garlic has softened a bit. Approx 3-5 minutes.
Add the turkey sausage back in with the garlic, and add the oregano and italian seasoning, stirring until combined.
Add marinara sauce. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a light simmer. Allow the sauce and meat to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Season your rice with salt and pepper. Do not skip this step or it’ll make for a bland dish.
Add the rice to the sauce and meat mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Top with mozzarella cheese and place skillet into the oven on a low temperature broil. The goal is just to melt the cheese on top!
Remove from the oven once cheese has melted and add dollops of the ricotta cheese before serving.
Add basil sprinkled to the top of the dish!
For my 21 Day Fixers, here are your container amounts:
1 yellow container (rice)
1 red container (sausage)
1 blue container (cheese!!!)
1/2 purple container (marinara)
1 teaspoon (olive oil)
*The seasonings and basil are “free”*