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Lemon-Garlic Rice with Sausage and Kale

4 Servings

45 minutes

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This flavorful meal-in-a-pot was inspired by Portuguese arroz de grelos com farinheira, a comforting combination of garlicky rice cooked with turnip greens and sausage. We’ve opted for supple lacinato kale (also called dinosaur or Tuscan kale) instead of turnip greens, which are harder to come by in the U.S. Linguiça is a type of Portuguese sausage seasoned with chili and garlic that typically is sold already cooked or smoked. If it’s not available or if you prefer to use a sausage without any spice, kielbasa is a fine substitute.




Don’t forget to let the rice cook until dry after it’s added to the pot. This evaporates any water left from rinsing the grains. Also, when simmering is complete, be sure to allow the mixture to rest for 10 minutes to allow the rice to finish cooking and the ingredients to absorb moisture.

45 minutes


  • 2
    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to serve
  • 1
    medium yellow onion, finely chopped


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Amy T.
February 26, 2023
Easy, big flavours
We liked this dish. It was simple and created minimal mess, and was flavourful. I used komatsuna for kale and cooked it appropriately less.
Adam S.
January 23, 2023
Good Dish
Made this for dinner one night this week. It was light, refreshing and beat my expectations by a mile.
Caroline S.
January 11, 2023
Delicious and easy! Perfect weeknight meal.
Austin L.
December 29, 2022
Very good and easy.
I cooked this all in a wide 12 inch saucepan covered to cook rice with sheet pan.
Bill H.
February 1, 2024
Love this
This is on regular rotation at our house. Very easy and tasty.