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Cajun Red Beans and Rice

This super easy Cajun Red Beans and Rice is made in one pot and naturally vegan, gluten free. Get ready for the ultimate comfort food which is made with only simple ingredients and high in flavor.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

You know I’m all about easy dishes that are high in flavor and really low in preparation like this Lentil Chickpea Yellow Curry.

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This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is no exception to my list of easy vegan recipes.

These are for real: incredibly easy in one pot, filling, texture perfect, packed with amazing cajun flavors, hearty, and filling.

Also super satisfying, flavor packed, stress free, amazingly aromatic, versatile, and a must make for everyone who adores one pot meals.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

How to season red beans

I used cajun seasoning and garlic in this dish, which packs a lot of flavor and taste.

If you’re looking at the list of optional add ons, you see I added further chili powder, cumin, dried sage, and thyme.

These seasonings are totally optional but they add a lot of flavor to the meal.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

For my taste the quantities are just right. But that is of course a matter of taste.

But if you prefer more cajun, less sage, just adjust it. Or if you’re not a fan of one of them, leave it out.

It’s the beauty of these optional add ons. You can use them or leave them out to build your own taste and incorporate your favorites.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

How to make red beans and rice

Traditional red beans and rice are made with pork, sausage, and butter. That’s not plant based or dairy free, obviously.

I used kidney beans, garlic, cajun seasoning, rice, and vegetable broth.

Optional I suggest you use bell pepper, onions, cumin, dried sage, thyme, cilantro powder, and cilantro if you like.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

Shall we? It’s so easy! First, heat a bit oil or vegetable broth in a pot. Add garlic, optional onions, bell pepper, and fry for around 4 minutes.

Next add rice, cajun seasoning, vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper, cook for 8 minutes more.

Finally it’s time to give the beans and more optionals like dried thyme, sage, cumin, chili powder to this and mix in the totally optional cilantro. Serve on plates or in bowls.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

This makes such an amazing dinner, lunch, or meal preparation that the whole family will love.

What to serve with red beans and rice

I find it’s absolutely filling on it’s own.

But if you like something to go along with it,  I would guess it’s amazing with this Easy Jalapeno Cornbread.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

Can you freeze red beans and rice

This dish will absolutely freeze beautifully up to 1 month.

You can make it and add everything in advance.

Except for the optional cilantro. This is something I would only add fresh and not in advance.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

If frozen, the cilantro will get mushy and the flavor will disappear completely.

So remember: If you use the optional cilantro, always add it fresh.

It’s not suitable for freezing.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

Give this Cajun Red Beans and Rice a try and wow your entirely family and friends.

Love seeing all your remakes and pictures on Facebook and Instagram – makes me always so excited.

Cheers, Florian.

This Cajun Red Beans and Rice is an amazing one pot meal which is naturally vegan, gluten free. It’s packed with bold and fantastic flavors the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and work lunch and so much more. Once you’ve tried this you can’t stop eating it so easy to make! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #cajunbeansandrice #mealprep

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This super easy Cajun Red Beans and Rice is made in one pot and naturally vegan, gluten free. Get ready for the ultimate comfort food which is made with only simple ingredients and high in flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans,  drained
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4 tsp cajun seasoning
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 1 cup bell pepper
  • 3/4 onions
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Heat a bit oil or vegetable broth in a pot. Add garlic, optional onions, bell pepper, and fry for around 4 minutes.
  2. Next add rice, cajun seasoning, vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper, cook for 8 minutes more.
  3. Finally it’s time to give the beans and more optionals like dried thyme, sage, cumin, chili powder to this and mix in the totally optional cilantro. Serve on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 5.8gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 14.6g
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Pat

Monday 14th of January 2019

Instructions don’t seem complete. Rice might not cook in 8 minutes. Also 2 cups uncooked seems like a lot of rice. I don’t feed a big family. The recipe sounds delicious and I would love to try but instructions seem a bit unclear. Thanks

Florian

Monday 14th of January 2019

Hi Pat! My rice was done in 8 minutes but indeed it depends on the brand. If the one you have takes longer, adjust accordingly. Also feel free to adjust the amount of rice, if you want a smaller batch.