Cajun Beef & Rice Recipe
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Cajun Beef & Rice Recipe

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Dirty Rice from a restaurant or box can have a lot of sodium and fat. Here’s a hearty, healthy way to trim it down. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 291 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, celery, green and red peppers, and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Beef & Rice in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p26

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m_j_freeman User ID: 5268179 259705
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"We make this often in our house!"

sands351 User ID: 1036170 220398
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"quick and easy to make and tastes great. Served with a salad for a great meal."

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 115199
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"Loved this!!! So quick & easy!! Even my 5yo who "hates" peppers cleaned her plate!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 181227
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"I agree with Andrea--this was easy to make and very tasty. Had just the right hotness from the crushed red pepper. Served with fresh fruit and it was a big hit. Will make again."

Andrea Love User ID: 7097133 137015
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"This was great. We had all the stuff on hand for a quick and easy supper. It took no time. It would be great with some crusty bread and a salad."

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