This quick take on a New Orleans favorite is ready in no time so you can enjoy more time rocking out to your favorite music. Try this Rice and Beans Skillet dinner using Mahatma® Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice which heats up in 90 seconds.
Heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, celery, red pepper and Cajun seasoning for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened.
Increase the heat to medium-high; stir in rice, pinto beans, tomato sauce and 1/4 cup water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until heated through and sauce is thickened.
Remove the skillet from heat and stir in parsley, green onions and lemon juice. Divide evenly among bowls.
Make a Louisiana favorite for dinner tonight! Save time cooking by using our naturally flavored Ready to Heat Rice!
Start with the holy trinity of Cajun cooking onion, celery and bell pepper sauteed together in a large skillet with cajun seasoning. Mix in your rice, tomato sauce, beans and water and let that simmer for just 5 minutes! Sprinkle with lemon juice, parsley and green onions and in no time you’ve got a delicious meal.
What beans are best to use? The recipe suggests using pinto beans, however, feel free to use your choice of another bean such as black beans or red beans. If you want to save one step you can add in our Red Beans and Seasoned Rice mix. However, before beginning make sure to prepare the rice as directed on the package.
This recipe is naturally meat-free and vegetarian for your next Meatless Monday dish.
Although, if you want to add a smoky flavor, sprinkle cooked and crumbled bacon over the top. If you want to make this an even heartier meal, feel free to add in cooked ground beef or turkey when the rice is added.