Cajun Rice Dish

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 04, 2023
A variety of vegetables makes this delicious Cajun rice casserole a hit with everyone. I team up generous servings with garlic bread and a tossed salad.—Rose Kostynuik, Calgary, Alberta


  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning


  1. In a roasting pan, combine broth and rice. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add to rice. Stir in the vegetables, salt and Cajun seasoning.
  3. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until rice is tender.

Cajun Rice Tips

How do you store Cajun rice?

Any remaining cooled Cajun rice can be stored in a tightly covered dish or sealed container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months for best quality.

What can you serve with Cajun rice?

You can eat this Cajun rice dish as a full meal or as the ultimate side dish! Serve it with our delicious Cajun shrimp recipe or our flavorful slow-cooked pork loin. Pair it with some hearty green vegetables, too, such as these Brussels sprouts. Turn any leftover Cajun rice into a delicious breakfast with fried or scrambled eggs on top, or wrap it in a tortilla to make a delicious burrito!

What else can you add to Cajun rice?

Add any of your favorite vegetables to this dish, such as chopped asparagus. Give it some heat with a little cayenne pepper. You can also mix in an additional teaspoon of Cajun spice for extra flavor or substitute Andouille sausage for ground beef.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Associate Food Stylist
Cajun seasoning
If you’re out of Cajun seasoning, you can make your own. There are many different blends, but a typical mix includes salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, pepper and onion powder.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 303 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 953mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.