One Pot Cajun Rice and Beans

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4-6
Cuisine: Cajun, American
Recipe Info

One-Pot Cajun Rice and beans is a simple meal loaded with smoked sausage, beans, rice, and a super hearty flavor-packed meal. Good for the soul southern comfort food!

1 T olive oil
1 lb fully cooked, smoked Beef Sausage, cut into ¼ inch slices
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 t Cajun seasoning
1 t smoked paprika
½ t chili powder
½ t onion powder
½ t garlic powder
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
1½ cups chicken stock
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes do not drain
1 cup long-grain rice
1 15.5 oz red kidney beans, drained
Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
Add salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large 12-inch skillet (you need a lid) on medium-high heat and add in the olive oil. Add in the sausage, and saute for about 5 minutes, remove sausages to a plate, and set aside. Add in the diced onion, and cook 3-5 minutes just until soft. Add in the minced garlic, and cook another minute. Add back in the sausages and sprinkle in the, paprika, chili powder, onion, and garlic powder, and red pepper flakes, and mix until coated. Add in the chicken broth, tomatoes, and rice, Turn up the heat a bit, and bring it to a simmer 2-3 minutes, and stir scraping the bottom from any browned bits. Move the skillet to the smallest burner, and reduce the heat to the low temp. Place the lid on the skillet, and cook for 20 minutes (do NOT remove the lid to peek) then turn the heat off, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, without lifting the lid. Remove the lid, and stir in the drained beans, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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