Cajun Red Beans and Rice

The classic rice and beans combo gets a Cajun kick in this delicious and healthy dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 314 kcal
Author Colleen


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion diced (about 1/2 cup
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 796 ml can red kidney beans drained
  • 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 tsp hot sauce optional
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced


  1. Heat oil over medium high in a dutch oven or large saucepan.

  2. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper and celery. Cook about 3 minutes, until vegetables are softening
  3. Add Cajun seasoning and salt, stirring until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  4. Stir in beans, stock, and rice.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30-45 minutes until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed.*

  6. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes, before fluffing with a fork and serving.

  7. Stir in hot sauce, if using.
  8. Garnish with green onion.

Recipe Notes

*cook time will vary with rice. Use the package directions on your rice.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 863mg36%
Potassium 788mg23%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1845IU37%
Vitamin C 43.6mg53%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.