- In large skillet cook sausage until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Add green bell pepper and onion; cook until crisp.
- Add diced tomatoes and vegetable juice; cook and stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat and stir in rice.
- Cover and let stand 6 to 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
Yields differ between regular rice and instant rice. One cup of uncooked regular rice equals 3 cups cooked and 1 cup of instant rice equals 2 cups cooked.