I'd also like to note again that this meal only cooks for four hours. It is not a good one to make on a day that you're going to be at school or in the library all day.
This is what the crock pot looked like after the entire thing finished cooking.
I honestly don't remember how many meals I got out of this recipe, but it was definitely one of the crock pot recipes where it lasted so long that I just didn't want to even eat it anymore. It also was cheap, especially since I had already purchased many of the ingredients. I already had the olive oil, onion, garlic, rice, carrots, chicken broth, and spices (except for the saffron threads). Thus, the sausage, chicken, red pepper, and frozen peas only cost me $13.09. I know that this lasted at least a week, so that's under $2.00 per meal! Not bad for stretching a graduate-student stipend!