Easy Kale Recipe: Sausage and Kale Saute with Brown Rice

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One of the easiest ways to improve your diet is to make sure you eat a rainbow of foods every day. That does NOT mean you should be eating red cupcakes, green shamrock smoothies and orange Cheetos! Sorry, people! The rainbow of colors has to come from nature, not a bottle of food coloring! Boldly colored fruits and vegetables tend to be the ones that are the healthiest for us and dark green leafy greens like kale are loaded with heart healthy nutrients. This easy kale recipe was quick and simple to put together. The brown rice did take an hour in the steamer but if you make that on the weekend you could make this Sausage and Kale saute on a busy weeknight in less than 30 minutes. I served the family this delicious kale recipe over brown rice but eaten without the rice it makes a tasty Paleo meal if you are reducing the carbohydrates in your diet. I chose an organic chicken sausage for this dish for a lower fat and better for me meal.

Easy Kale Recipe:  Sausage and Kale Saute

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Yield: 4 to 6

Sausage and Kale Saute with Brown Rice

Sausage and Kale Saute with Brown Rice

This easy kale recipe is loaded with flavor and vibrant colors

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 6 cups cooked brown rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pound organic chicken sausage links, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, cut in rounds
  • 1 TBSP garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 to 6 cups chopped kale
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 3 to 4 TBSP olive oil


  1. In a 3 to 4 quart stock pot heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add in pieces of sausage and carrots. Cook 5 minutes or until sausage is almost done.
  3. Add in onion and bell pepper. Stir and Saute 3 to 4 minutes or until onions start to wilt
  4. Add 1 TBSP minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix until combined
  5. Add the chicken stock to deglaze pan and top with the fresh kale. It may look like alot but it will cook down!. Cover pot with lid and let cook 3 to 4 minutes. You want the kale slightly wilted but still vibrantly green. Remove lid and stir. Let cook without lid 2 to 3 more minutes
  6. Serve over brown rice

sausage and easy kale recipeHearth Health Tips

This easy kale recipe is one example of a heart healthy recipe. In order to create heart healthy recipes at home here are a few simple tips:

  • Choose olive oil over butter, margarine or other less natural oils
  • Eat a rainbow of colors every day
  • Choose leaner meats like chicken or turkey rather than beef
  • Make brown rice instead of white rice. It is high in B-complex vitamins; fiber; niacin; magnesium, and fiber.
  • Add lots of dark, green, leafy vegetables to your diet
  • Go light on the salt

Kale Up

This year, Nature’s Greens has created a Kale Up campaign to encourages people to eat more kale in 2014. Throughout the entire year, they will share their love for kale with their followers including  facts, recipes, and all the information you ever wanted to know about this delicious and healthy veggie! Check out the Nature’s Greens Kale Up website for healthy facts about kale and discover a wide assortment of recipes you can use it in at home. I never knew there was more than one type of kale….did you know there is something called Dinosaur Kale? Crazy! Just one of the many little tidbits I learned from the Nature’s Greens website!

If you are a fan of kale, check out my tropical kale smoothie. Lightly sweet and vibrant green it makes a delicious breakfast or snack!

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  1. Looks like a great and healthy recipe, pinning! thanks for sharing :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com
  2. Yum! That does sound delicious to me!

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