Popeye's Cajun Rice - Copycat

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

Popeye's is a Louisiana-based fried chicken restaurant chain. This recipe is from America's Most Wanted Recipes - Copycat Versions of Everyone's Best-Loved Food. For a serious bayou experience, add more Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, combine the ground beef and green pepper and cook over medium-high heat until the beef loses its pink color and the pepper is soft.
  2. Pour off the excess fat and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, then stir and cook together until the ground beef is completely cooked and the liquid is absorbed, 25 to 35 minutes.


Most Helpful

Oh yes, we liked this! I had a houseful of young people, so this was a good dish to serve, goes a long way, and whats not to like! I had to use ground chicken (all I had), and so the colour contrast wasn't marvellous, I was busy sticking to recipe, but another time I would put in a cup each of frozen peas and frozen corn, which I think would just turn this into a fabulous one-dish meal! I did also add a chicken stock cube to this, I just felt it needed a little seasoning, and I am generally not a salt lover. Could have been because I was using chicken rather than beef, though. Thank you, mailbelle, a very good dish for hungry tummies! Made for Aus/NZ swap#33

Karen Elizabeth October 13, 2009

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