My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sausage, half the onion, half the green bell pepper, half the jalapeno pepper, water, chicken bouillon, garlic and herb seasoning, Cajun seasoning blend, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf in a large stockpot; Bring to boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Mix kidney beans, tomatoes, remaining onion, remaining green bell pepper, and remaining jalapeno pepper into the sausage mixture; season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until kidney bean mixture is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.

  • Spoon 1/2 cup cooked rice into 6 serving bowls; top with kidney bean mixture.

Nutrition Facts

560 calories; protein 26.2g 52% DV; carbohydrates 65.3g 21% DV; fat 21.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 50.9mg 17% DV; sodium 2086.5mg 84% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2015
Oh yeah baby! This is it!! So good my family asked for it the night after we first ate it. I reduced the heat by only adding half the red pepper and no jalapeño. I also added one can kidneys, one black bean and one great northern to give it an amazing eye appeal. Next time I'm gonna make it vegan with the vegan sausage from Costco and veggie broth. Beautiful and delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2017
Remove half the red pepper flakes and cajun seasoning and it'll be tolerable. Otherwise TOO HOT. I have a lot is Spanish friends they tried and and said it is trying too hard to be over the top spicy. Won't make again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2015
Oh yeah baby! This is it!! So good my family asked for it the night after we first ate it. I reduced the heat by only adding half the red pepper and no jalapeño. I also added one can kidneys, one black bean and one great northern to give it an amazing eye appeal. Next time I'm gonna make it vegan with the vegan sausage from Costco and veggie broth. Beautiful and delicious. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2015
I made this exactly as written. It was really tasty, but too salty! The only Cajun seasoning blend I have has salt as the first ingredient. I hesitated to put a tablespoon in, but decided to give it a chance. I shouldn't have. The recipe should be adjusted to say "salt-free Cajun seasoning blend", if such a thing exists, then salt can be added as needed. That being said, we loved the spice and flavors in this. I will look for salt-free Cajun seasoning (or just use less of the one I have) and make this again! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2015
Excellent recipe! I substituted brown rice for white, and dried beans for canned. I threw everything in the slow cooker at once. Unfortunately my beans didn't cook up but that was no fault of the recipe. I will make again using canned beans! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2017
I usually don't come back and give a review, but felt obligated to do so. I will definitely make this again! I've been trying to find a Red Beans & Rice recipe for years with every other recipe going in the trash. This is THE ONE! My husband & I kept going back for another bowl. The spices were dead on. I can't wait to try left overs as I bet the spices marinated even more. I watch my salt intake & did not think this was too salty as I used low sodium bouillon and did not add salt. Thank you for sharing your excellent recipe!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
I made this dish exactly as written only change was I used 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth (boxed) only for the sodium content. It was a huge hit with the whole family. I didn t find ours was too spicy but that could be that the Cajun seasoning I had was milder. This will go into our regular dinner options! Thank you for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2019
We loved this. Made a few changes: 1) turkey kielbasa because we don’t eat pork. 2) low sodium beans. 3) lower sodium chicken broth instead of water+bouillon 4) lowest sodium Cajun seasoning I could find 5) low sodium diced tomatoes 6) no additional salt. Some said it was too salty so I eliminated as much as I could and it was great. Husband can’t wait for me to make it again. I a, Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2019
Only thing I changed was I used andoullie sausage, it was easy and sooo good!! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2019
I love this! I’ll admit I made it with turkey sausage instead (lower fat). I also omitted the jalapeño and halved the pepper flakes to make it milder. The first time I made it exactly as the recipe and it was very spicy, more than my wife likes so. I also used chicken broth instead of water and bullion cubes. It was awesome though! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
My husband raved about this dish! I substituted Mezzetta Tamed Jalapeno peppers for the jalapeno... still spicy and delicious...not too fiery. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2017
Remove half the red pepper flakes and cajun seasoning and it'll be tolerable. Otherwise TOO HOT. I have a lot is Spanish friends they tried and and said it is trying too hard to be over the top spicy. Won't make again. Read More