I make this recipe for my husband for lunch. He loves the Cajun Style Sausage and Rice, however it plays havoc on his stomach at times but I found this recipe doesn't do that and he enjoys it almost as much. If you like cheese it also tastes very good with some sprinkled on the top after you remove it from the oven.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Add chopped onion to beef and cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice, beans, tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning. Pour into a casserole dish.

  • Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until hot, stirring once.

Nutrition Facts

395.2 calories; 22.9 g protein; 48.3 g carbohydrates; 55.1 mg cholesterol; 985.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
this recipe is pretty good although i did make some changes. i doubled the rice and water equivelent. in a different pan i cooked the meat then added the spices (1T old bay seasoning 1/2 tsp chili powder) beans and onion and let that simmer for a few minutes. then i added the rice (which should be just-under cooked) to the pan along with 1/2C chicken broth and the tomatoes and let the whole dish simmer together for about 20 minutes. it turned out amazing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
This was a little disappointing since I had expected better. I made it exactly as written using Penzeys "Very Hot" Cajun seasoning. The results were just kind of boring - it's kind of like it didn't all come together. It is quick and cheap and well-rounded ingredient-wise and it made 4 big platefuls for me. But it was just kind of boring and not the exciting spicy dish I was hoping for. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
this recipe is pretty good although i did make some changes. i doubled the rice and water equivelent. in a different pan i cooked the meat then added the spices (1T old bay seasoning 1/2 tsp chili powder) beans and onion and let that simmer for a few minutes. then i added the rice (which should be just-under cooked) to the pan along with 1/2C chicken broth and the tomatoes and let the whole dish simmer together for about 20 minutes. it turned out amazing! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
this recipe is pretty good although i did make some changes. i doubled the rice and water equivelent. in a different pan i cooked the meat then added the spices (1T old bay seasoning 1/2 tsp chili powder) beans and onion and let that simmer for a few minutes. then i added the rice (which should be just-under cooked) to the pan along with 1/2C chicken broth and the tomatoes and let the whole dish simmer together for about 20 minutes. it turned out amazing! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2009
Using minute rice is fine for this recipe but the cajun is a bit much. I give it 4 stars because it's a good base recipe but would need more of a broth and less seasoning to make it smoother. But good nonetheless! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2010
Like the other reviewer not saucy enough and the Cajun seasoning is too much. The heat is right but is too salty. My husband is suggesting only 1 tbsp of the Cajun seasoning and 1 tbsp of chili powder to keep the heat but lessen the salt. I also wanted some veggies in it so will also try adding a diced green pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2012
Very easy recipe and even the kids loved it. Used the Creole Seasoning recipe from this site. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
Used Tony Cacheres in place of "Cajun seasoning" and it was WAY too spicy for the kids. I like the idea of cutting in 1/2 and adding chili powder - will try that next time. Not true red beans and rice but a great weeknight dinner for a working mom! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
This was a little disappointing since I had expected better. I made it exactly as written using Penzeys "Very Hot" Cajun seasoning. The results were just kind of boring - it's kind of like it didn't all come together. It is quick and cheap and well-rounded ingredient-wise and it made 4 big platefuls for me. But it was just kind of boring and not the exciting spicy dish I was hoping for. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2017
I found this recipe looking for something to make with ingredients I already had so I didn't have to go to the store. I used ground turkey in place of beef. I added freeze dried garlic and some garlic salt along with Cajun seasoning. I also mixed in a bag of steamed veggies to add a little something extra to it. (A corn asparagus and carrot mix) My picky eater loved it and asked me to make it more often!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2016
very good i will make this again. i did not use a full 2 t of cajun seasoning i used 1.5 approx and its perfect. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2017
Next time I would sprinkle half the spice on the onion and beef while. browning. Sprinkle of cheese on top is great. Read More