Cajun Meatless Red Beans and Brown Rice

Cajun Meatless Red Beans and Brown Rice A meatless, filling dish cooked in a pressure cooker. Quick, healthy, and makes enough for leftovers. I prepare the rice separately in a rice cooker before I start cooking the beans. That way the rice is cooked and warm when the beans are ready.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 52 mins

    TOTAL : 10 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Combine 3 3/4 cups water and brown rice in a rice cooker. Close and lock lid. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 30 minutes.

  • Combine red beans, onion, canola oil, garlic, parsley, chicken stock concentrate, basil, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, Creole seasoning, and bay leaves in a stovetop pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover.

  • Close cooker securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer’s instructions. Cook at high pressure for 22 minutes. Let pressure release naturally according to manufacturer’s instructions; unlock lid and remove. Discard bay leaves.

  • Serve red beans with brown rice.

Per Serving: 350 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 64.7g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 131.9mg. I’m a Louisiana native and part Cajun, so even though it’s not too spicy for me it might be too spicy for you! If you’re not sure, I’d reduce the cayenne pepper to 1/8 teaspoon. You can always add more later.