Delicious spicy red beans and rice with andouille sausage. This recipe's the perfect portion for two! It makes two big dinner-sized servings, plus two lunch-sized portions for leftovers.
Red Beans and Rice for Two
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings (two large, two smaller)
Author: Jen
  • 1 cup of dried kidney beans soaked for 24 hours to soften
  • 1 slice of bacon chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped fine
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 1 green pepper chopped fine (be sure to remove the stem and seeds before you chop it!)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz andouille sausage sliced
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 green onion sliced (including both the white and the green part)
  1. In a large saucepan, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until brown and crispy, about 6 minutes.
  2. Stir in the celery, onion and green pepper and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes
  3. Add the garlic and cajun seasoning and give it a quick stir. Stir in the beans, water and broth, and simmer for about 45 minutes. Stir frequently.
  4. Stir in the andouille and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice with the sliced green onions sprinkled on top.