Red Beans & Seasoned Rice

Cajun Style Rice and Beans

For many households, rice and beans is a staple ingredient combination. However, it might be challenging to season it just right or to cook both grains and legumes to the perfect texture at the same time. That’s where this blend of Mahatma® Red Beans and Seasoned Rice comes into play, the perfect comforting mix without the hassle.

Made with quality ingredients, and the homemade flavors you love, our blend of Red Beans and Seasoned Rice is a foolproof option, packed with convenience and tradition. Now, it’s easy to cook up a bit of Louisiana-style cooking, this Cajun seasoned rice makes it easier to explore the taste of southern New Orleans comfort food.

It’s also a great base for a wide variety of recipes – whether you prefer Gluten Free, vegetarian, or pescatarian alternatives.

Rice and Beans Recipes

Apart from the classic southern skillet of red beans and rice, there are plenty of other fun and tasty ways you can use this flavorful mix. With Mahatma® Rice, recreating the classics is easier, but it also opens up the possibility of discovering new flavors and trying something different every time. See below for some of the tasty recipes you can make starting with this base of seasoned rice and red beans.

One Pot Meals: combine seasoned rice with your preferred protein (ham, chorizo, chicken, pork, tempeh…) and cook together for an effortless dinner. No need to make a sofrito, this product is packed with the Louisiana Holy Trinity of onion, celery and bell peppers. Got leftover veggies on hand? They also make a great addition!

Rice Salad: make any concoction of leafy greens heartier by serving with rice and beans. Did you know? Together, this dynamic duo forms a complete protein.

Burrito filling: prepare rice and red beans, shred some lettuce, slice up an avocado, warm a few tortillas and dinner is ready! Preparing a tasty burrito filling was never as tasty and easy. Or ditch the tortilla and make it a hearty rice bowl.

It’s also great if served as a side dish or a Bourbon Street Red Beans and Rice Dip to serve alongside a savory Jambalaya.

Cooking Instructions

No time to turn the stovetop on? No problem! Mahatma® Red Beans and Seasoned Rice can be cooked either in the microwave or on the stove.

For the traditional stovetop method: bring 3 ¼ cups of water to a boil, stir in rice mix, cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, stir and enjoy.

Pro tip: for saucier results, add an extra 1/4 water.

If you cook rice and beans in the microwave, use a microwave save dish, cover, and follow the same procedure. Note that water should be hot when combined with rice mix. Microwave ovens vary, 20 minutes is an approximate time for this cooking method.

Love flavorful and convenient options? Make sure to also try Mahatma® Yellow Seasoned Rice Mix or an aromatic rice variety like Jasmine Rice. Take a look at the wide variety of products offered by Mahatma® Rice and recipe ideas for making incredible meals from homemade sushi and risotto to an authentic Spanish seafood paella!

Available Sizes

8oz (227g)

Cooking time

20 minutes

Serving size

1/3 cup dry rice and 2 tsp seasoning (57g)

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Dietary Considerations


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