Hearty Sausage and Rice Recipe with Sauerkraut

rice with sausage and sauerkraut

Sauerkraut stewed with meat is called in Russia and some other countries of Eastern Europe “bigos” or “bigus”.  Traditional bigos, for example, pork ribs with sauerkraut and prunes (http://rusakraut.com/spare-ribs-and-sauerkraut-recipe/), does not contain any grains. However, some people like adding to bigos rice and other grains. Because the dish with grains is less sour and better fills.


  • 2 cups of sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 4 sausages
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3-4 canned tomatoes
  • salt, to taste

1. Rinse rice and then put in a bowl. Pour 3 cups of boiling water into the bowl. Cover and set aside until vegetables are ready.

2. Chop onion. Toast it in a heavy skillet over moderate heat until beginning to brown.

fried onion

3. Add rinsed sauerkraut. And cook, occasionally stirring, for 10 minutes.

fried sauerkraut

4. Remove the canned tomato skins and cut them in some pieces. Add to the skillet and stir very well.

sauerkraut and tomatoes

5. Cut your sausages into circles and put them in the skillet. Stir and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes.

sauerkraut and sausage

6. Transfer your rice from the bowl to the skillet. Pour 2/3 cup of water. Add bay leaves and salt. Stir very well. Bring to a boil and set aside. Cover and wait for 20 minutes.

rice with sauerkraut

That is all. Rice with sausage and sauerkraut is ready. Serve them immediately while it is hot.

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Russian Sauerkraut and Sausage Recipe with Rice
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