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30 minute Red Beans and Rice

30 minute Red Beans and Rice

CARAMEL POTATOES Let me just begin with an apology to all of you in Louisiana who are probably shaking your heads at the idea of Red Beans and Rice in 30 minutes. I love really good beans and rice too, but sometimes we just don’t have all day for the beans to cook. Whether it’s a long day at work, soccer, band, dance, piano or maybe even all of the above {yikes} – sometimes we just need to feed the family fast without a lot of fuss! Here’s a quick and easy solution that everyone will love.

  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Cook time:30 Minutes


  • 4 cup(s) cooked rice (white or your favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive or canola oil
  • 1 package(s) smoked turkey sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices (14-16 ounces)
  • 1 package(s) frozen onion, celery, and pepper blend (10oz)
  • 2 can(s) kidney beans, undrained (15oz)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cajun seasoning blend (more or less to taste)
  • bottle(s) hot pepper sauce (like Franks) to taste


Put your rice on to cook and by the time it’s finished, your red beans with sausage will be also {gotta love it}.


Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and frozen onion mix – cook about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

Add beans, tomatoes, and Cajun Seasoning – cook 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 5 more minutes. Serve over rice with hot sauce if desired.

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