Authentic Big Easy Red Beans and Rice

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Southern Lady

Quick, Simple, and filled with real Cajun flavor as if you're eating in New Orleans, Louisiana. While simmering, taste for flavor - add a little more Cajun seasoning if needed. I've combined green, orange, and red bell peppers before and it was delicious. Note: 2 tablespoons minced garlic, not 2 cloves

Top Review by mollyooly

Simple instructions, quick prep, simply perfect! Im addicted to this recipe so much that I make it once a week now. If you ate looking for that perfect beans and rice recipe, you've found it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare your rice as directed while meal is simmering.
  2. Olive oil in dutch oven or large skillet, medium-low heat.
  3. Add minced garlic and cook 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery, saute for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add spices and broth, stirring well.
  6. Add sausage and washed red kidney beans and fold in until well mixed.
  7. Simmer for 15-20 minutes - cooking out most liquid
  8. Taste test - This is the time to add a little more cajun spice.
  9. Remove bay leaves.
  10. Spoon mixture over 3/4 - 1 cup cooked rice.

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