Red Beans and Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
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Red Beans and Rice. This classic recipe is so easy to make! Bold and flavorful, this comforting meal is sure to fill you up with tender beans and spicy sausage.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword red beans and rice


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces smoked andouille sausage (sliced)
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans red beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup long grain white rice/or basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp diced fresh parsley


  1. Prepare the rice by combining the rice with 2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and let cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, keeping rice covered and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. 

  3. Add in the sliced sausage and cook until the sausage starts to get some color.

  4. Add the onion, green bell pepper, and celery. Allow this to cook for about 5-6 minutes, until the veggies are just starting to get tender. 

  5. Add in the garlic and cajun seasoning. Stir to combine. Allow this to cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.

  6. Pour in the chicken broth, stir in the red beans. Add in the cayenne, ground sage, and bay leaf. Add in salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook covered for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook, stirring occasionally.

  8. Using a wooden spoon, gently mash the beans to help thicken.

  9. Serve over rice and garnish with fresh parsley. 

Nutrition Facts
Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 1340mg56%
Potassium 418mg12%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 609IU12%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.