Red Beans And Rice

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

I love one pot meals.  While this isn’t totally a one pot meal as you have to cook the rice and beans… it can be if you’re using leftovers that are already cooked and waiting in the fridge.  I don’t know what it is, one pot meals aren’t always that much easier, but there’s something about sitting down to a bowl full of something that feels so good, especially when it’s a complete meal in a bowl.  Although I do like to serve it with a salad or some extra veggies.  With the leftovers I like to cook up some vegetables, usually roasted broccoli or cauliflower or whatever else is in the fridge and just serve them on top of a bowl of this.

One note though, you might want to go easy on the Cajun seasoning.  I make my own and so I tone the spice down to a level we’re comfortable with, but I know store bought Cajun seasoning can be really spicy.



Have a great weekend!

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1 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama April 22, 2011 at

I heart beans+ rice!! I have never used liquid smoke. I think I need to get some!


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 23, 2011 at

It’s really good stuff. It actually persuades my husband to try things when it smells smokey. Plus, it doesn’t have any funky ingredients, there should just be one or two 🙂


3 Lisa April 23, 2011 at

Looks beautiful and delicious!


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles April 23, 2011 at

Thank you!


5 LimeCake April 24, 2011 at

I’ll eat rice in any form or shape or size or colour! This looks great!


6 thequirkykitchen April 24, 2011 at

That looks so tasty! I love beans and rice with bread – either together or seperately!


7 Faith April 25, 2011 at

Your red beans and rice is so flavorful, I love all the herbs spices in there! And the fact that it’s a one pot meal is a total bonus. 🙂


8 ThE DiVa DiSh April 25, 2011 at

beans and rice are so yummy!!
haha sidenote: do you know what song reminds me of your title?”red beans and rice” hah 🙂


9 Armil@pralines May 2, 2011 at

This recipe is absolutely nice. Now, I’m starving!
I can’t wait to try this one. Thanks Heidi, another great recipe from you.


10 craftyvron November 3, 2012 at

This may sound dumb to those that know……….but what is liquid smoke? Have never heard of it and don’t think I’ve seen it over here in the UK.
Would love to try this recipe and we love all things that are smoked so hope someone can give me the heads up on where to buy.


11 Heidi @ Food Doodles November 3, 2012 at

That’s OK! I”m not sure if it’s available in the UK! It’s kind of like an extract(the only ingredients are smoke and water) but I believe it’s usually in the grocery tore next to bbq sauces.


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