Sausage & Apricot Balsamic Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup, uncooked Texmati® Brown Rice
  • 1 (12oz) package sage-flavored pork sausage
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped roasted, salted cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Crumble sausage into a large non-stick skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up clumps.
  • Drain grease from pan. Add maple syrup and vinegar; stir and cook 2 to 3 minutes to blend.
  • Add rice, apricots, cashews, salt and pepper; stir over medium heat until blended. Serve warm.