Close up of rice being added to a bowl filled with red beans and andouille sausage to make Red Beans and Rice!

Red Beans and Rice

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Red Beans and Rice. This classic recipe is so easy to make! Bold and flavorful, this comforting meal is sure to fill you up with tender beans and spicy sausage.



  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces smoked andouille sausage (sliced)
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans red beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup long grain white rice/or basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp diced fresh parsley


  1. Prepare the rice by combining the rice with 2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and let cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, keeping rice covered and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. 
  3. Add in the sliced sausage and cook until the sausage starts to get some color. 
  4. Add the onion, green bell pepper, and celery. Allow this to cook for about 5-6 minutes, until the veggies are just starting to get tender. 
  5. Add in the garlic and cajun seasoning. Stir to combine. Allow this to cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, stir in the red beans. Add in the cayenne, ground sage, and bay leaf. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook covered for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook, stirring occasionally.
  8. Using a wooden spoon, gently mash the beans to help thicken.
  9. Serve over rice and garnish with fresh parsley. 


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 371
  • Sodium: 1129 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 mg
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 41 mg

Keywords: red beans and rice