Quick and delicious, this Easy Cajun Rice dish is packed with flavor and is perfect for your next summer party or get-together!
This post was sponsored by OLD BAY Seasoning. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Summer has finally arrived and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the season of BBQ’s, easy, relaxing days and trips to the beach!
Every summer, my husband and I plan for at least one beach vacation trip for our family. We also do some outdoor summer activities, go on spontaneous short trips to visit local attractions or attend local events. But most days, we just love chilling at home and have family cookouts and spend a lot of time hanging out in our swimming pool. Our kids literally live in the pool all summer!
Another thing I get excited about every summer is visiting the Chesapeake Bay with my family to eat crabs and the famous Maryland crab cakes. Yes, we love to eat crabs!
Now, when you think about crabs, do you also instantly think of OLD BAY seasoning? I do!
Well, here are two quick fun facts for you about OLD BAY seasoning: 1. it’s great on everything, but especially on seafood, and 2. OLD BAY’s unique blend of 18 herbs and spices was born along the Chesapeake Bay over 75 years ago.
We love OLD BAY seasoning in our house and I use it consistently on many of our favorite everyday recipes which is why today, I’m so excited to bring you my newest summer side dish recipe! This Easy Cajun Rice with OLD BAY seasoning is not only great as a side dish for your everyday main dishes but it’s also perfect to take to your next summer picnic, potluck or for your summer cookouts and parties!
This Easy Cajun Rice is a great and satisfying side dish that is packed with flavor! This is one of my family’s favorite side dish I make. I also love that it’s versatile and can instantly turn it into an entrée by adding chicken or shrimp to it, especially on busy weeknights when I need something quick and easy.
The rice, tomato, beans and Cajun flavors all come together in this delicious dish that’s sure to be a hit on your family’s table any day! Enjoy!
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 can light red kidney beans
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- ½ diced green bell pepper
- ½ diced yellow bell pepper
- ½ diced white onion
- ½ cup canned diced tomato
- 2-3 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 1 cup chopped celery
- ¼ cup chopped green chilies
- Parsley for garnish
- Cook rice according to package directions, then stir in tomato sauce, green chilies, and Old Bay seasoning until mixed.
- Add in kidney beans, peppers, onion, diced tomato, and celery, cover, and cook over medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally in between.
- Remove lid, garnish with parsley, and serve.
Today, June 21st is OLD BAY Day + Sweepstakes!
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So how do you #OldBayOurWay?
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