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Red Beans And Rice

Cajun Red Beans And Rice Skillet

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4 - 6


Cajun Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt

Skillet Ingredients:

  • 3 3-oz. Cajun Andouille sausage links, sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1 cup basmati rice*
  • 2 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 15-oz. cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

*Recipe developed and tested with basmati rice. Cook time will vary if using different types of rice. Check package instructions and adjust accordingly.


    • Prepare the Cajun seasoning by combining all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir to combine and transfer to an airtight container. Set aside.
    • Add Andouille sausage to a large skillet set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sausage is browned on each side, approximately 4-5 minutes. Transfer browned sausage to a plate and set aside.
    • Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet and increase to medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, green pepper, and red pepper. Sprinkle with one tablespoon Cajun seasoning and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables soften and develop some color, approximately 5-6 minutes.
    • Add remaining olive oil and the rice to the skillet. Toast the rice for 1-2minutes, while stirring continually. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the skillet by lightly scraping the bottom with a spatula or wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits.
    • Bring the liquid to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for15 minutes. Remove lid and add the browned Andouille sausage, kidney beans, and additional Cajun seasoning, if desired. Stir to combine and cover for 5-10minutes.
    • Remove the lid and add the fresh parsley. Fluff the rice with a fork while stirring the parsley into the mixture. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
    Keyword Red Beans And Rice