German Rice

German Rice

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"A delicious mixture of some traditional German ingredients makes for instant and easy comfort food."


1 h 5 m servings 716 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 716 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 79g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 1633 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil, and cook the skinned bratwurst until browned, breaking the sausage up into chunks as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Stir in the onions and garlic, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 more minutes. Mix in fennel seed and sauerkraut with juice, and allow the mixture to pan-fry for 2 minutes without stirring.
  2. Mix in the rice and soup base, and stir until the rice is colored and the soup base is incorporated, about 2 more minutes. Stir in water, black pepper, and raisins, and bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until rice is tender and almost all the water has absorbed, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes
  • I like to use bratwurst sausages, and remove the skins before cooking instead of buying it ground. That way when I fry it in the pan and break it up, I can leave big chunks as well as smaller ground meat.
  • Alternate forms of rice cooking work just as well, like boiling until almost all of the water is even with the top of the rice mixture (no more floating rice), then remove from heat, cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This was an excellent recipe. We all loved it. I used whole rice instead of white... and I used a little extra meat. When we came back from the bar later on in the evening we had some left overs...

We all loved it the first night we had it but it didn't taste as good leftover. If I make it again I will cut the recipe in half.

This was excellent. I think next time I will mix the rice and meat mixtures in the frying pan before serving just for the ease of serving but the meal was excellent.

Excellent! Of course had to change a bit with what was on hand...I used ground sausage, not bratwurst, because I'm lazy. Also added some celery seed with the fennel. Not sure if my sauerkraut wa...

I just made this. I love the balance of the flavors. I like sauerkraut but usually find it overwhelms whatever it is eaten with. The rice mellows out the sauerkraut perfectly.

This was delicious. I did make one change in the recipe. I only used one cup of rice and two cups of water with the chicken soup base. The next time, and there will be a next time, I will add ...

This was realllllly good :0) My guy didn't like it so much but, I did. It's a fruit thing, we didn't have raisins so I used cranberries. Don't worry I'll eat it. YUMMY.. Thanks for posting.

This more than satisfied my bratwurst and sauerkraut craving! This is an excellent comfort food dish, and it came together very quickly on the stove making it a great week night meal. Make sur...

Used vegetarian substitutes. Worked well.