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

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, dinner, mealprep
  • Method: one pot
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free


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.


  • 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


  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.


  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 492
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 152mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 103g
  • Fiber: 5.8g
  • Protein: 14.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0g