Jessica's Red Beans and Rice Recipe -
Jessica's Red Beans and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Jessica's Red Beans and Rice

Recipe by  

"My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Combine sausage, half the onion, half the green bell pepper, half the jalapeno pepper, water, chicken bouillon, garlic and herb seasoning, Cajun seasoning blend, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf in a large stockpot; Bring to boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Mix kidney beans, tomatoes, remaining onion, remaining green bell pepper, and remaining jalapeno pepper into the sausage mixture; season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until kidney bean mixture is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  3. Spoon 1/2 cup cooked rice into 6 serving bowls; top with kidney bean mixture.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Feb 12, 2015

I made this exactly as written. It was really tasty, but too salty! The only Cajun seasoning blend I have has salt as the first ingredient. I hesitated to put a tablespoon in, but decided to give it a chance. I shouldn't have. The recipe should be adjusted to say "salt-free Cajun seasoning blend", if such a thing exists, then salt can be added as needed. That being said, we loved the spice and flavors in this. I will look for salt-free Cajun seasoning (or just use less of the one I have) and make this again!

Jan 07, 2015

Excellent recipe! I substituted brown rice for white, and dried beans for canned. I threw everything in the slow cooker at once. Unfortunately my beans didn't cook up but that was no fault of the recipe. I will make again using canned beans!


10 Ratings

Aug 27, 2015

Delicious! I went ahead and threw the rice in but I like the presentation of Jessica's way.

Aug 16, 2015

Made this yesterday with a few changes given the ingredients I had on hand. I used spicy deer mets instead of smoked sausage and used garlic powder and Italian seasoning instead of Mrs. Dash. I didn't add salt given other reviews. Ours was super spicy because of the deer mets but was great!! We'll definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!!

Jun 20, 2015

I did this last night! I did all by the recipe except only used a tsp. of salt and it still came out salty...probably because of the bouillon! BUT...It turned out FANTASTIC My husband loved it! I made some spicy fried chicken to go with it! Thank you for the recipe!

Jun 19, 2015

I made it lower sodium and loved it. I used low sodium chicken broth instead of the cubes and water. I used lower sodium beans and did not add any salt.

Mar 08, 2015

my husband loved this. thank you Jessica!

Dec 18, 2014

Awesome, loved it. Thanks


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 15.7 g
  • 63%
  • Protein
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 2125 mg
  • 85%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Red Beans and Rice from Hillshire Farm®

Bring a taste of the bayou to your table in just minutes.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Get set for some serious Cajun flavor!

Black Beans and Rice

Easy seasoned black beans and white rice, it’s the perfect meal.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States