Cajun Dirty Rice and Beans with Andouille Sausage

Cajun Dirty Rice and Beans with Andouille Sausage

Total Time: 00h 30m
Hands-on Time: 00h 10m
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.

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  • 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
  • ¼ cup Frontier Co-op® Organic Blackened Cajun Seasoning


  1. In a heavy-bottom 2-quart (or bigger) pot over medium-high heat, brown andouille sausage. Remove sausage and set aside.
  2. Lower heat to medium and add sunflower oil. Add bell pepper, onions, celery and garlic, and sauté for about 3 minutes, until aromatic.
  3. Add rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  4. Add beans, water and the cooked sausage.
  5. Add Blackened Cajun Seasoning, and stir.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover pot and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat. Leaving pot covered, let the dish rest for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Serve.
Chef Suggestion
  1. Garnish with chopped green onions and a little Louisiana Hot Sauce for a nice kick.