1. In large wide saucepan over med-high, brown sausages (8 mins) and drain fat.
2. Add tomatoes, breaking with fork. Stir in 2-1/2 cups water, rice, and basil. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt. Cover and bring to boil. As soon as mixture starts to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 mins, stirring once.
3. Stir in pepper, cover, and simmer 5 mins.
Jazzy Cajun Stir-In: Instead of basil, use 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp each dry mustard, leaf thyme and garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Truly fiery, add 1/4 tsp cayenne.
Per serving: 366 calories, 6.8g fat (17% Cff) 71 mg calcium
12.9 g protein exc: vitC