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Cajun Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Cajun Red Beans and Rice recipe? Learn how to make Cajun Red Beans and Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by leighla17

Makes 8 servings



Cheap, easy, filling and healthy - need I say more?

Recipe Ingredients for Cajun Red Beans and Rice

2 cups dried red beans
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
4 clove garlic cloves
8 cups water
16 oz Textured Vegetable Protein
2 tablespoons Chili Powder
1 tablespoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Turmeric
14 oz Stewed Tomatoes, canned
1 cup brown rice
2 cups water

Recipe Directions for Cajun Red Beans and Rice

  1. Soak the red beans in 5 ? 6 cups of water several hours or overnight. Drain the beans of the soaking water and rinse well.

  2. Place the rinsed beans in a large dutch oven with the onions, garlic carrots, and water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 45 minutes then add the TVP, Chili Powder, Cumin, and Turmeric.

  3. In the meantime, place the brown rice in a medium sauce pan with the water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer and cook covered about 30 ? 40 minutes.

  4. Cook the mixture until the beans are fully tender, 30 ? 40 minutes. You?ll notice a lot of the liquid has cooked into the beans. This is when you?ll add the stewed tomatoes (including liquids).

  5. Add the cooked rice to the beans and then comes the fun part. Take a little taste to see how much salt and pepper (and other seasonings) need to be added. Garnish with sliced green onions, peppers, or jalapeņos (for some kick).

Categories

Beans, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 523.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
466
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
87mg
4%
Potassium
1889mg
54%
Total Carbohydrates
60.4g
20%
Dietary Fiber
13.5g
54%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
59.3g
Vitamin A 111% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 19% Iron 72%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
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