This one-pan Louisiana favorite is not only delicious but simple to whip up so you can let the good times roll.
Heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, celery, red pepper and Cajun seasoning for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened.
Increase heat to medium-high; stir in rice, pinto beans, tomato sauce and 1/4 cup water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until heated through and sauce is thickened.
Remove pan from heat; stir in parsley, green onions and lemon juice. Divide evenly among bowls.
To add a bit of a smoky flavor, sprinkle the rice with cooked and crumbled bacon of each serving.
To make this recipe a bit more authentic Creole, swap the pinto beans out for red beans.
Rice and beans are a staple combination of grain and legume that expands across a wide variety of countries and cultures. The United States is known to be the melting pot for not just cultures but the flavorful dishes that those cultures bring with them.
This recipe uses cajun seasoning for a Creole Style Beans and Rice dish that has historical routes in the New Orleans and is still prepared today in homes and restaurants. Although the recipe calls for pinto beans, either red beans or black beans can be added in. If you’re a fan of Louisiana style cooking, save some of that cajun seasoning for this Spicy Cajun Jambalaya.
Although this dish is naturally vegetarian and vegan, for a bit more additional protein mix in cooked ground beef or shredded chicken.
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