Cajun Dirty Rice and Beans with Andouille Sausage
Total Time: 30 mins
Hands-on Time: 10 mins
Makes: 4 servings
The term “dirty” in rice and beans comes from the seasoning added to the pot while the rice is cooking, giving the traditionally white grains a brown color. This Cajun rice and beans recipe makes the seasoning easy with our Blackened Cajun Seasoning. A one-pot meal that's also easy on dishes and time — in 30 minutes, you’ll have a hearty and flavorful meal on the table.
½ pack (7 to 8 ounces) andouille sausage, sliced, making just over 1 cup
2 teaspoons sunflower oil
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
½ yellow onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup long grain rice
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
1¾ cups water
- In a heavy-bottom 2-quart (or bigger) pot over medium-high heat, brown andouille sausage. Remove sausage and set aside.
- Lower heat to medium and add sunflower oil. Add bell pepper, onions, celery and garlic, and sauté for about 3 minutes, until aromatic.
- Add rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
- Add beans, water and the cooked sausage.
- Add Blackened Cajun Seasoning, and stir.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover pot and cook for 20 minutes.
- Turn off heat. Leaving pot covered, let the dish rest for an additional 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped green onions and a little Louisiana Hot Sauce for a nice kick.