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Easy Red Beans and Rice

Easy Red Beans and Rice gives you all the flavor of the traditional version in just 30 minutes in one skillet.

Course Easy - One Pot, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy red beans and rice, red beans and rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 363 kcal
Susanne Susanne


  • 1 lb. Kielbasa sausage sliced into half inch pieces
  • 1 cup rice white or brown
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz. red beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or one tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1//2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large skillet warm olive oil for about a minute. Add sausage and onions to the skillet. Cook until onions are tender and translucent.

  2. Add minced garlic and cook for one minute while stirring. (if using powder skip this step)

  3. Add beans, Italian seasoning, cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes (optional) and stir to combine.

  4. Next add rice and chicken broth to skillet and stir to combine.

  5. Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat to medium low cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

  6. Garnish with sliced scallions

Recipe Notes

  •  add a 1/4 a teaspoon red pepper flakes to the recipe and add them in when you add the cajun seasoning if you want to add more spice to the recipe
  • light red kidney beans can be used in place or red beans  
Nutrition Facts
Easy Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving (8 serving)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 700mg30%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.