Corn bread makes a nice accompaniment to round out this one-dish, Cajun-inspired meal. Andouille sausage is a bit spicy. If you prefer a milder flavor, substitute regular chicken, turkey, or pork sausage.
1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag long-grain rice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup prechopped onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
6 ounces chicken andouille sausage, sliced (such as Amy's)
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
How to Make It
Place rice in an 8-inch square baking dish; cover with water. Microwave at HIGH 6 minutes; drain.
Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and Cajun seasoning to pan, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in sausage, and cook for 1 minute. Add the rice, chicken broth, black-eyed peas, and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 4 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in hot pepper sauce. Ladle about 1 1/4 cups mixture into each of 4 bowls, and sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons green onions.
Excellent recipe that developed flavor in terms of the refrigerator leftovers. I used boil-in-bag brown rice and loved it. I'll probably just cook the brown rice now that I know the yield of the prepackaged rice. Freezes well for lunches in the office.
This recipe was good...but I agree with some other reviewers that it was lacking a little flavor. The second time I cooked it, I added 1 tsp. of dried thyme, 1/2 tsp. oregano, and about an extra 1/4 tsp. of cajun seasoning. I had the no-salt cajun seasoning, but I think it did need a little salt at the end, so I would add maybe 1/4 or 1/8 tsp. of salt next time. The extra spices really did help the flavor a lot!
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