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How to Make Cajun Ninja Red Beans And Rice Recipe

Cajun Ninja Red Beans And Rice Recipe

The Cajun Ninja’s Red Beans and Rice recipe is a feast for the senses, promising a flavorful journey into the heart of Cajun cuisine.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cajun
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 493kcal


  • 2 pounds Andouille chicken sausage
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 6 celery stalks
  • 2 white onions
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 6 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 14 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cooked white rice for serving
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • 2 pounds uncooked dry red kidney beans


  • Rinse and sort the red beans, then soak them overnight (or for 8 hours). Drain before using.
  • Brown the diced sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté the garlic for 1 minute in the same pot.
  • Add celery, onion, and bell pepper; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in Creole seasoning and optional hot sauce; cook for another minute.
  • Combine soaked red beans, dried thyme, bay leaves, chicken stock, and enough water to cover by 2 inches.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally until the beans are soft.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Serve over cooked white rice, garnish with green onions.


  • For a spicier dish, increase the amount of hot sauce or add additional cayenne pepper to taste.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of Creole seasoning or omit the hot sauce altogether.
  • Add in other ingredients such as diced ham or smoked turkey for additional protein and flavor.
  • Serve with a side of cornbread, another Southern staple, for a complete meal.
  • Don’t forget to have some hot sauce on the side for those who like it extra spicy.
  • Experiment with different types of beans, such as black beans or pinto beans, for a unique twist on this classic dish.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheese for added creaminess and richness.
  • For an even easier version of this recipe, use canned red beans instead of dried ones. Just skip the soaking step and adjust the cooking time accordingly. However, keep in mind that using dried beans will result in a more flavorful dish.
  • Feel free to adjust the ratios of the “holy trinity” (celery, onion, and bell pepper) according to your preference. Some people may prefer more bell pepper for a sweeter flavor, while others may want more onion for a sharper taste.
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