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Easy Lemon Rice with Sausage and Pea

Holly Ford
This lemon rice made with sausage and pea is a great way to use up leftover rice. It's easy and quick to make under 20 minutes, and so satisfying to serve as a simple meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Rice Dishes
Cuisine Western
Servings 2


  • 1/2 lb Chorizo or Italian sausage casing removed and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cup cooked white rice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the crumbled sausage to the skillet and brown them until they are fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the green onion and garlic, and continue to cook until the green onion is wilted, about 1 minute. Add the green peas and rice. Toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • Remove the skillet from heat, add the zest of one lemon and 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Toss well to mix everything well. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Keyword leftover rice recipe, lemon rice, sausage pea lemon rice
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