Not exactly the usual kickasserole, but I got a little carried away with using up all the veggies in the fridge.
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- 5 little yellow squashes
- 2 medium zucchini
- large handful of baby carrots
- 1 green pepper
- 4 slices thick-cut bacon
- 1 turkey kielbasa
- 1 bundle of asparagus
- half a package of cherry tomatoes
- lemon juice
- seasoning: garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, charnushka, herbs
- Cut up the veggies (except tomatoes) into managable sizes, the bacon into smallish pieces, and the sausage into rounds (maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices?)
- In a large pan, cook the bacon. Remove the bits to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- In the bacon fat pan, add the squash and carrots. Cook on high-ish heat until they start to soften.
- Start the rice
- Realize that there’s not enough room in the pan and it’s going to take forever to cook while the baby’s happy, move the squash-carrot mix into a large casserole dish and put it in a 350F oven.
- Have another realization that this won’t be a normal kickasserole, because you just filled one of your largest kickasserole dishes with the squash-carrot mix. Too much food to cook together!
- Cook the sausage in that now-empty pan
- Baby’s getitng fussy, so add the green veggies when the sausage just starts to brown
- When that’s getting heated, add some lemon juice, a little charnuska, and herbs, start looking for garlic.
- Remove the veggies from the oven, add the tomatoes, stir, and put back in the oven
- Find garlic powder in a spice gift box, so add that, stir, and accidentally dump in a whole lot of black pepper because you didn’t realize it didn’t have a shaker lid with small holes
- Stir, let it all heat up and cook until you think it’s done. Add the bacon back into the sausage part.
- Put rice in the bowl, then the squash mix, then the meat-green veggie mix.
Scale back on everything to make the recipe all fit into one dish. Though it was nice that it made enough for many lunches and it used a bunch of veggies.
It was pretty darn tasty the first time and as leftovers.