Popeye's Cajun Rice - Copycat

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by mailbelle

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.

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

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

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.

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