Cajun Beans & Rice

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Beans and rice are the quintessential budget-friendly comfort food. We know you've got some sitting in your pantry, so grab what you have (it doesn't matter what kind of bean!), and we'll take care of the rest! Add some Spicewalla Cajun Seasoning, which has the flavour, heat, and depth you're looking for to transform a basic bowl of beans and rice into your new favorite meal in your weekly dinner rotation.

CAJUN BEANS & RICE

Yield: 4-6 servings
Time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS

3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, divided
13.5 oz Smoked Andouille Sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick
5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 rib celery
1 serrano pepper, seed removed and diced OR 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
2 Tbs tomato paste
Spicewalla Sicilian Sea Salt, to taste
Spicewalla Black Pepper Table Grind, to taste
1 Tbs Spicewalla Cajun Seasoning
2 cups chicken/veggie stock OR water
1 tsp Spicewalla Rubbed Sage
2 Spicewalla Bay Leaves
2 16oz cans kidney beans, drained
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
4 cups cooked white rice
3 green onions, sliced, for garnish

PREPARATION

1. Heat 1 Tbs olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add Andouille sausage and saute for a few minutes until sausage begins to take on some color
2. Drizzle 2 Tbs of olive oil to the pan and add garlic and onion, turn the heat down to medium and saute until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Add celery, serrano pepper, and tomato paste, salt, pepper, and Cajun Seasoning. Saute for 2 minutes.
4. Add stock, rubbed sage, bay leaves, and kidney beans to the pot. Bring up to a simmer and continue to cook for 15 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half.
5. Remove bay leaves, stir in fresh parsley. Serve over rice and garnish with green onion. 
Cajun Seasoning

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