Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Toss the sausages, fennel, apples, with the vinegar mixture in a large bowl.
Mound the rice in the center of the prepared sheet pan. Top with sausages, fennel, and apples, covering it completely. Drizzle with any remaining vinegar mixture that may be left in the bowl.
Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until sausages are cooked through and fennel and apples are golden and tender.
To serve, divide the vegetables, rice, and sausages evenly among 4 plates. Finish plating by evenly sprinkling a bit of green chopped fennel fronds on top for more delicious fennel flavor.
Recipe adapted from Southern Living MagazineUse chicken sausage if you want, just make sure to cut sausages to about 4-inches long to ensure more even cooking.Make sure you completely cover the rice, or it will get hard and crispy. It is important to choose a very firm and crisp apples such as Honeycrisp or Fuji.
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