Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice FusilliPhase1: Serves 3-4
2 cups brown rice Fusilli
12 ounces Chicken sausage
2 cups cubed zucchini
1 cup broccoli florets
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 Tablespoon crushed garlic
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Prepare pasta according to package. Strain and rinse. Set aside.
Cut sausage into 1-inch pieces. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of water. Sauté the onion, sausage and garlic until slightly browned. Incorporate the zucchini, broccoli, salt and pepper and cook until veggies are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until warmed through.
This is my favorite meal so far from The Fast Metabolism Diet book. I was surprised how much flavor it had without oils or sauces. The onion and zucchini paired so well with the chicken sausage, and the brown rice fusilli was so yummy. I didn't have broccoli on hand when I first made the recipe, so I just doubled up on the onion and zucchini. This was a meal my family loved too.