My uncle raises his own hogs and makes sausage every year. A while ago he gave me some to try and I made the most wonderful sausage casserole - this is not your typical breakfast casserole! In fact, we ate it for dinner and the boys LOVED it. It makes a lot, which is nice too. It's not the healthiest casserole around, with the processed foods in it, but it is comfort food, and comfort food isn't always healthy.
1 box Uncle Ben's fast cooking rice (we have used chicken and have also done wild rice - both are excellent)
2 lbs. sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
Cook rice according to directions on box. Meanwhile, saute sausage and onion. After sausage begins to brown, toss in mushrooms and green pepper. Continue cooking until sausage is cooked through. Preheat oven to 350*. Place sausage and veggies in 9x13 casserole and add soups and sour cream. Toss together and bake for 30 minutes.