Hot Rod Mediterranean Rice Dish

This spicy rice/sausage dish cooks in a slow cooker, so by the end of the day your house will smell mouth-wateringly wonderful. All you need is a big bowl of salad and plenty of cold drinks.


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups V-8 vegetable juice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Brown rice in olive oil. Put V-8 juice in slow cooker.
  2. Add onion, pepper, and garlic.
  3. Carefully add browned rice to slow cooker (an entertaining sizzle results).
  4. Brown sausage and add to slow cooker; add salt.
  5. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours, then cook on LOW for 5 hours.

Yield: 4 servings

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