Quick Red Beans and Rice

My family loves Red Beans & Rice. Although I did not grow up the south with anyone teaching me the traditional recipe, I have played around with a super quick version that my family loves.  I have been playing around with di&#38fferent "Quick" versions and finally came up with two that my family say are keepers!

Today I have two versions for you. One with a thin sauce that soaks into the rice, the other a thicker sauce, more reminiscent of the Popeyes Version.

In the thin recipe I featured Kielbasa and in the thick version I used 3  Grilled Brat's left over from our Super Bowl party.

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Quick Red Beans and Rice 
serves 4

  • 2 (15 oz. ea) cans chili seasoned beans
  • 1 lb. Kielbasa or smoked sausage
  • 1 tsp. cajun seasoning (This is about med. in heat. use less for mild, more for spicier)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • For Thin Sauce: 2/3 cup water

Directions For Thin Sauce:

  • Open both cans of beans. Drain only one can of beans, leaving the other can with all it's chili sauce.
  • In medium sauce pan over medium heat combine both cans of beans, water and cajun seasoning.
  • Dice Kielbasa.
  • Add Kielbasa to saucepan and stir well to mix.
  • Turn heat to simmer while cooking rice.
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
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