Quick Red Beans and Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Even my kids like this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dish. I like to add cubed leftover ham to make it a main dish. —Megan Taylor


  • 1-1/3 cups uncooked rice
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped green peppers
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute green peppers, onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add the Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the beans, tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover; cook for 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

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