COOK rice in a small saucepan according to package directions.
HEAT large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil.
ADD smoked sausage when oil shimmers, and cook for about 5 minutes until both sides are browned; remove from pan and set aside.
ADD bell peppers and onion, sauté for 4–5 minutes, then add garlic, salt, and pepper; continue to cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Set this aside with the smoked sausage.
ADD tomato paste and ¾ cup of chicken broth and whisk to combine. Simmer for 1 minute, and then add paprika and cayenne.
STIR in the cooked rice, smoked sausage, remaining chicken broth, bell peppers, and onions until combined. Serve sizzling.