Cajun Style Red Bean and Rice Soup


This is a very hearty, spicy soup. Makes for a filling first-course serving.

6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounces bacon, cooked and cubed

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 6 ounces sliced andouille sausage

  • 1 small smoked ham hock

  • 2 cups dry kidney beans, soaked overnight

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 8 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 6 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion


  1. In a large pot over high heat, heat the oil. Add the bacon and saute for 2 minutes. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, sausage and ham hock and saute for 2 more minutes.

  2. Add the beans and saute for 2 more minutes. Stir in the Cajun-style seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the salt, cover the pot and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the pot to sit, covered, for about 20 minutes. Discard the ham hock.

  4. Ladle soup into individual bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup rice and 1 tablespoon green onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

671 Calories
36g Fat
55g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 671
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1240mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1220mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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