1 pound Dean’s sausage, hot or mild
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain rice
2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook sausage, onion and celery together in skillet over medium heat, crumbling sausage as it cooks . While sausage is cooking, toast almonds on cookie sheet until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes, turning once. Drain sausage and pour into 3-quart covered casserole. Mix in rice, chicken broth, almonds and soy sauce. Bake covered tightly (with lid or foil) in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. May be baked ahead, refrigerated and re-heated when ready to use. Serves 6.