Cajun Red Beans and Rice

  • CherylR1954 Posted: 04/04/10
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    I liked this quite a bit but the rice/beans ratio wasn't right. I followed the instructions on the (brown) rice package, and wound up w/about an add'l cup of rice, which I stashed in the fridge. I also couldn't find the aromatics mix at the market so just eyeballed and chopped onion, bell, and celery.

  • erindiane Posted: 03/23/09
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    I thought this was a great, easy weeknight dinner. I couldn't find chicken andouille, so I used the Aidells brand pork andouille instead, and only used a tiny bit of oil since the sausage was kind of fatty. I also realized too late that I didn't have white rice - only one of those mixes of brown and wild rice. I was worried the wild rice would ruin the dish, but the it was surprisingly delicious with the beans and sausage, and more nutritious too. I will definitely be making this a lot!

  • AmiNan Posted: 01/23/09
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    This was very easy to make and very tasty. I will make this again.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 07/15/09
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    Just made this for dinner and it is outstanding. I substituted habanero and monterey jack chicken sausage instead of andouille; 1 tsp of regular sodium cajun seasoning instead of 1.5 tsp; 1/4 tsp salt instead of 3/4 tsp low sodium; home-chopped yellow bell peppers, onions, and celery instead of pre-chopped; and yellow rice instead of long-grain white rice. I only substituted because these were what I had on hand. Even with the stand-ins i really loved this dish. I will be making this several times a month! Thanks for a GREAT recipe CL!

  • knstarsfan Posted: 05/12/09
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    quick and easy for a weeknight meal.

  • lovegoodfood22 Posted: 01/13/09
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    Really tasty!!

  • Alysha Posted: 01/26/09
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    I rank this 4 stars, meaning very good. I would not make this for a special occasion, but it's very good for every day. This recipe is very easy to put together and yields a lot of flavor - perfect for a weeknight meal. I chopped my own celery, onion and peppers, adding up to about 9 ounces total or 1/2-3/4 cup of each. I also used regular andouille, but a little less than the recipe called for. I served it over brown basmati rice.

  • CristaD Posted: 06/24/10
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    This was a fantastic weeknight supper. Very easy to prepare, without much prep work. I substituted Aidelle's pork andouille sausage, creole seasoning I had on hand, and used brown rice, but otherwise prepared as directed. My husband and 9 year old loved it. Served with homemade mixed greens (collards, etc) and cornbread. This definitely will get made again.

  • NMarie Posted: 01/10/10
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    I really enjoy this recipe. Although it isn't exactly what I think of as "red beans and rice" the flavors are great and it's a very filling entree. I generally just cut up onion and green pepper, as my grocery store doesn't carry a prechopped onion, bell pepper, and celery mix. I don't think it's worth buying celery just for this recipe.

  • steponme Posted: 01/24/11
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    I have to admit, I didn't expect to like this (because I never had tomatoes in RB&R), but I needed a quick red beans & rice recipe, so I took a chance. I'm so glad I did; the family raved about how good it was! This is my new favorite red beans & rice recipe.

  • MandaKate Posted: 03/17/11
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    This was fantastic! I used 1/2 an onion, 1 green pepper and 1/2 an orange pepper and also added 1 plum tomato (using up stuff in the kitchen) and didn't mash up the red beans. I don't know if I would add the water next time. Served it with corn muffins. This is a definate "do again" recipe!

  • Jamiekay51 Posted: 06/14/11
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    I loved this! I had some leftover sausage from a BBQ and I did not want to make yet another pasta dish. This was spicy and delicious! The only thing I changed was I substituted the water for fat free, low sodium chicken broth. Served over brown rice. Will definitely make again.

  • ChefLeesher Posted: 09/05/11
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    Love it. Quick, easy and in constant rotation at our house.

  • chughestx Posted: 11/06/12
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    This was surprisingly good for something so easy to prepare. I'll definitely make it again!

  • Saecca Posted: 11/15/12
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    This recipe was a surprise at how good it came out. I think I had lower expectations because it didn't seem to be that complicated or too many ingredients-- but I was wrong. It is a healthier version to the Cajun boxed rice stuff. I didn't used prechopped veggies-- I cut my own which might have increased the amount of veggies slightly. Overall a very solid (EASY) recipe that I think would be a good crowd pleaser.

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