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Louisiana style red beans and cauliflower rice in a white pan with a wooden handle sitting over a white table linen on a marble counter.

Louisiana Red Beans and Cauliflower Rice

Don’t skimp out on flavor for tonight’s dinner. This traditional southern Louisiana Red Beans and Cauliflower Rice will have you singing the blues in a good way, of course!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion diced
  • 4 Stalks Celery diced
  • 1 Large Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 12 Oz Andouille Sausage sliced, I like Aidell's Brand Cajun for this dish.
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 TSP Cajun Seasoning See above or in notes for my blend.
  • 3 C Chicken Broth
  • 2 16 Oz Cans Red Kidney Beans
  • ½ TSP Ground Sage
  • 1 ½ TSP Salt
  • ½ TSP Pepper
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 TSP Parsely
  • ½ TSP Cayenne Optional, if you want a little extra heat.

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat, in a large stockpot, or dutch oven.
  • Add the diced onions, celery, and bell peppers and cook them until the vegetables start to soften and become fragrant.
  • When the vegetables are fragrant, add the sliced sausage and garlic until the garlic becomes fragrant and the sausage starts to brown.
  • Next add in the chicken broth, red beans, and spices.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low.
  • Allow it to continue cooking, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and allow it to continue to cook, stirring occasionally, another 15 minutes.
  • Gently mash some of the red beans to help thicken the sauce. The sauce will thicken more as it cooks and cools
  • Serve over your prepared cauliflower rice (see notes above) and enjoy!

Notes

I like to make my own cajun seasoning since many have anti-caking ingredients that can contain gluten. It's really easy to do.
 
My favorite blend:
Ingredients
  • 2 TBS Smoked Paprika
  • 2 TBS Salt
  • 2 TBS Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBS Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 TBS Ground White Pepper
  • 1 TBS Onion Powder
  • 1 TBS Dried Oregano
  • 1 TBS Dried Basil
  • 1 TBS Dried Thyme
  • 1 – 2 TBS Cayenne (depending on desired heat level)
Mix everything into a small bowl until combined. Store it in a sealed container or jar until ready to use.
 
Keyword cajun, cauliflower rice, louisiana, red beas,