Jessica's Red Beans and Rice


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced

  • 1 onion, chopped, divided

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped, divided

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced, divided

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 tablespoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash®)

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning blend

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • salt to taste

  • 3 cups cooked white rice


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

560 Calories
22g Fat
65g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 2087mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 386mg 8%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love