Monday Night Meal: Kielbasa and Aged Cheddar Rice

Every Monday, we give you dinner ideas and set your week up for success and call it Monday Night Meal. Each week we give you a brand new recipe. The owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell stopped by to make Kielbasa and Aged Cheddar Rice.


1 TB olive oil
2 TB butter, divided
1 lb smoked kielbasa, sliced in 1/4 inch thick rounds
1 small onion chopped
2 C broccoli florets
1 C sliced mushrooms
1 tsp Dynamite Herbs (or your favorite herb blend)
1/2 C chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 C cooked rice
1 C aged cheddar, shredded
1 C frozen petite peas, thawed


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 TB butter and olive oil.
  2. Add onions and cook a few minutes, add kielbasa and cook until sausage is browned.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside in bowl with cover.
  4. Add remaining TB butter broccoli, mushrooms, stock, salt, pepper and herbs. Cover and cook about 5 minutes until mushrooms and broccoli are almost cooked.
  5. Add onions and kielbasa back in. Stir in cooked rice, cheddar and frozen peas and gently toss until rice is heated through.
  6. Garnish with a little shave of cheddar and a fresh grind of black pepper.
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