Cajun Red Beans and Rice

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Cajun Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Cajun Red Beans and Rice Recipe. Welcome to our flavorful Cajun Red Beans and Rice recipe!

This side dish or dinner is the ultimate comfort food that’s perfect for any occasion.

Imagine tender red beans simmered with a medley of aromatic veggies, zesty spices like Cajun seasoning, Andouille sausage, and fresh herbs like thyme and bay leaves.

It’s like a symphony of flavors that combine to create a delicious melody in your mouth

To make this dish, you’ll need some basic ingredients like red beans, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, olive oil, and rice.

What sets this recipe apart is the combination of herbs and spices like bay leaves, parsley, thyme, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and sage. These seasonings bring a depth of flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

This recipe is bursting with flavor and is perfect for any meal. So whether you’re looking for a hearty dinner or a comforting meal to serve at a family gathering, this is the perfect choice.

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Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Nesting Lane Indulge
Cajun Red Beans and Rice Andouille sausage recipe is a great dinner option when you want to indulge in a Southern classic.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Soaking Beans 8 hours
Total Time 11 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • Rinse dry kidney beans thoroughly.
  • Place the beans in a large pot of water and allow them to soak overnight.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Rinse the soaked beans and transfer them to a large pot.
  • Add 6 cups of water to the pot and stir in the cooked vegetables.
  • Season the mixture with bay leaves, parsley, thyme, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and sage.
  • Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 2½ hours.
  • After the 2½ hours, add the sausage to the pot.
  • Continue to simmer for another 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • To serve, place some steamed white rice on a plate and ladle the beans over it.


Servings Per Recipe 8


Calories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 24gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 1027mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 7mg
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Is this recipe spicy?

Yes, this recipe is spicy, but you can adjust the level of heat by adding more or less cayenne pepper.

Can I substitute the rice with another grain?

Yes, you can substitute the rice with quinoa, couscous, or another grain of your choice.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, this recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Can I use a slow cooker instead of simmering on the stove?

Yes, you can use a slow cooker. Just follow the instructions for sautéing the veggies on the stovetop, and then transfer everything to the slow cooker to simmer.

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