September 25th, 2012

30 Minute Red Beans and Rice

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:



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


30 minute Red Beans and Rice


4 cups of cooked rice (white or your favorite)
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1 package smoked turkey sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices (14-16 ounces)
1 10 ounce package frozen onion, celery, and pepper blend
2 15 ounce cans kidney beans, undrained
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning Blend  (more or less to taste)
hot sauce, optional


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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2 Responses to “30 Minute Red Beans and Rice”

  1. We had this for supper last night and it was SO EASY to make that my husband did it! It was delicious too! (even though he put WAY too much hot sauce for me!) LOL. Thx for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the feed back Amanda- next time you’ll have to have him tone it down a little 🙂 – He can always add more hot sauce on his plate. Glad you loved it!


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