large or 2 medium sliced leeks, white and light green parts
carrots, thinly sliced
(14-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Kielbasa
cups diced mixed bell peppers, preferably red and yellow
(13.75-ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
cup uncooked quick cooking brown rice
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
chives, if desired
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks and carrots; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cut kielbasa into 1/2-inch slices. Add kielbasa to saucepan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add bell peppers, chicken broth, rice and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
Stir in fresh thyme. Ladle into bowls. Top with chives, if desired.