One-Pot Red Beans and Rice
Cajun food makes for delicious, comforting, and flavorful dinners, and that's why One-Pot Red Beans and Rice is perfect for you. When you need a satisfying meal or side dish to warm you up, this recipe for red beans and rice is ideal. This recipe includes sausage, but if you want to make it without meat, you can still make this dish into a full meal because the rice and beans combination has plenty of protein. This classic red beans and rice recipe is one of the simple one-pot recipes you need for every occasion.
This recipe was submitted as part of the Swiss Diamond One Pot Wonder Recipe Contest.
Preparation Time10 min
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound Cajun smoked sausage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can red beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups instant rice
- Creole seasoning
Add the vegetable oil to a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the onion, green pepper, and celery. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the beans and rice. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add creole seasoning to taste.
Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender.