I made this as a main dish and added in the sausage and it was delicious... The kids loved it and it was pretty filling. I think that it would be great as a side dish as well, but this was super quick and easy to throw together!
Pepperoni Pizza Rice
(recipe found on pinterest via greenlitebites.com)
2 slices onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
6 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup raw spinach, chopped
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1/2 ounce shredded mozzarella
1 pound sausage, browned and drained (optional)
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and saute onion and bell pepper. Add rice, spinach and pepperoni. Continue to saute until spinach cooks down and is wilted. Add pizza sauce and sausage if adding and stir until everything is warmed through. Remove from stovetop and add cheese to the top, allowing it to melt before serving.