Easy wild rice sausage kale bowl

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 4-6 servings     adjust servings

Easy wild rice sausage kale bowl is flavorful and filling and perfect for a weeknight family dinner!


  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 4-5 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Cook wild rice according to package directions. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.

Meanwhile, cook the turkey sausage over medium-high heat until well browned, breaking up as it cooks, about 8-10 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium, add chopped kale and stir until it’s wilted, about 3-4 minutes.

Serve rice in bowls and top with sausage and kale mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I use just plain wild rice for this bowl and season it myself but you could substitute a boxed version. I've done it but I didn’t think one of the small boxes made enough rice for the amount of the sausage and kale here, so you may want to use two. (Also, you can use the seasoning packet and skip the seasonings here if you want to make it even easier.)

I prefer a hot Italian turkey sausage but you can use mild too (which I do sometimes for the kids). You can also substitute pork sausage if you’d rather. Just be sure to drain any extra grease.

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