This super easy Red Beans and Rice can either be made as a side dish or add diced sausage and make it a complete meal!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:23 minutes
Total Time:28 minutes
Yield:4 servings 1x
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 white onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup white long grain rice (I prefer Jasmine Rice)
1 tbsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp garlic salt
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
1 (15oz.) can red beans, rinsed and drained
freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the onion and red bell pepper for about 2 to 3 minutes, until they soften slightly.
Add the rice, cajun seasoning and garlic salt, stirring until the rice is slightly browned, about 2 minutes.
Pour in the tomato sauce and chicken broth and stir until combined. Bring mixture to a slight boil. Add beans, stir, then reduce heat to low. Cover the skillet and cook for 15 to 18 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir to fluff the rice. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve warm. Enjoy!
Add 12oz. of sliced andouille sausage to the skillet while sautéing the onion to make it a complete meal!
Keywords: kidney beans, rice, spicy, one skillet, easy, side dish