Lauren Cobello » Meal Planning » Recipes » Easy Cajun Beans and Rice
Sometimes flavor takes time. Since I don’t have a pressure cooker (and I’m just slightly scared of what might happen if I did) this recipe takes a little over an hour to cook, but it’s completely worth it. It’s not even that much work actually. You just have to set aside enough time to let all the ingredients simmer to the perfect texture. That’s not too hard, right?
If you don’t have any Cajun seasoning in your cupboard you can whip up your own blend with a few common ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
That’s it! Just a dash of this and that and you’ll have perfect Cajun flavor. Don’t leave out the thyme. It’s kind of that secret ingredient that you can’t put your finger on, but if it’s missing…there’s just something missing! Play with the ratios and make the blend as hot as you like it.
We begin our recipe with bell peppers, onions, and celery. Ahhh! Delicious base of amazing flavor. You could also add in some crunchy, sweet carrots. That would make a perfect combination of Cajun vegetables. I subbed in the super-sweet bell pepper because that’s what I had on hand. It turned out great!
Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They have saved our dinner hour for years now. Check them out!