This is something my Mom used to make every so often. It never really had a name we just all called it 'Rice Junk'. Since then my oldest brother has adapted it by adding mixed veggies and whatever else, but I make it much the same as Mom always did.
2 packages of Farmer John sausage links
6 handfuls of rice
1 box, 2 packets of Lipton chicken noodle soup mix (I like the extra noodle version and even Ramen noodles work in a pinch)
I package slivered almonds (optional)
Brown and shred the sausage links in a frying pan.
Boil water in a large pot for the rice. When it is boiling add the rice. As the rice is nearing finished, add the two packets of chicken soup mix. When the rice has finished cooking, drain the water off using a colander. When drained, put the rice & noodle soup mix back in the pot, add in the almonds (optional) and the sausage, stir to mix and serve. Done. Simple as that. I made this last night and the girls were all over it. It's better somehow if they 'steal' a bite from someone else's plate.
Pic's to follow later