A spicy pot of Cajun Red Beans and Rice – just perfect for a cool evening. It’s packed with andouille sausage and hearty red kidney beans.
Last week I finally broke down and bought a rice cooker and now I’m kicking myself. Why? Because if I had just realized how perfectly rice turns out by using that magic little electric pot, I would have bought one years ago.
Cajun Red Beans and Rice was the first thing I’ve made with rice since my magic electric pot purchase. And I am so happy I pick this to make. It is full of spicy andouille sausage and deep flavors of red kidney beans. The kids came for dinner the night I made this and there wasn’t much left over but my son took every ounce of what he could scrape out of the pan for lunch the next day. So all-in-all, I’d say this recipe is a keeper and a new family favorite.
Cajun Red Beans and Rice
An easy one-dish meal. Make it as spicy as you like.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- 5 links andouille sausage – sliced into small medallions
- 1 small onion – diced
- 1 small green pepper – diced
- 4 celery stalks – diced
- 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- 3-14.5 oz. cans of dark red kidney beans (rinsed thoroughly)
- 1-14.5 oz. can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (do not strain liquid)
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
- 3 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning*
- 1 teaspoon Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning*
- 3-4 cups white rice – cooked according to the package.
- In a large stock or soup pot, heat olive oil on medium for 3 minutes.
- Add onions, peppers, celery, salt, and pepper.
- Cook on medium high for about 5 minutes.
- Add andouille sausage and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
- Add the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes.
- Add the red beans.
- Add chicken stock (use just enough to cover the entire mixture).
- Add the Creole seasonings and stir well.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- Spoon rice into a bowl and cover rice with Red Beans
*You can use any Creole seasoning, I just really like the combination of these two flavors.
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Did you make this recipe? Leave me a comment and let me know how you like it.