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Easy Cajun Rice

Easy Cajun Rice

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.

Easy Cajun Rice

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!

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Now, when you think about crabs, do you also instantly think of OLD BAY seasoning? I do!

Easy Cajun Rice

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.

easy cajun rice recipe

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!

Quick and delicious, this Easy Cajun Rice dish is packed with flavor and is perfect for your next summer party or get-together!

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.

easy cajun rice recipe

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!

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TODAY, June 21st, is OLD BAY Day and to celebrate the occasion, OLD BAY seasoning is having a summer-long local contest for loyal fans in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to show how we’re celebrating summer together with OLD BAY with #OldBayOurWay!  Well, I’m participating by showing how I #OldBayOurWay with this Easy Cajun Rice dish recipe I just shared with you! 🙂

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So how do you #OldBayOurWay?

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Easy Cajun Rice


  • 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 
  • 23 tsp Old Bay seasoning  
  • 1 cup chopped celery  
  • ¼ cup chopped green chilies  
  • Parsley for garnish  


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, then stir in tomato sauce, green chilies, and Old Bay seasoning until mixed.  
  2. 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.  
  3. Remove lid, garnish with parsley, and serve.  

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 07/17/2021 / 1:06 pm

    I love using old bay seasoning too. And rice is life over here so I must try this. Looks good!

  2. 07/17/2021 / 4:56 am

    Easy cajun rice looks delicious great one pot meal . I love old bay seasoning . That is must in my pantry.

  3. 07/16/2021 / 3:24 am

    Yum! This rice looks so yummy.

  4. 07/15/2021 / 6:46 pm

    Summer time is really a good one for outdoor cooking and some yummy finger food

  5. Kimmy
    07/15/2021 / 6:37 pm

    This sounds so yummy!

  6. Sara Lee
    07/15/2021 / 6:10 pm

    Rice is a food that goes with just about any meal so I love finding new recipes. Definitely trying out your cajun rice.

  7. 07/15/2021 / 5:32 pm

    Yum! This looks so good! Also, it will be perfect for mixing it up from the usual weekly dinner menu!

  8. Monica Simpson
    07/15/2021 / 5:29 pm

    Yes Old Bay is the best! This looks like the perfect side dish.

  9. Luna S
    07/15/2021 / 2:31 pm

    Their seasoning is fantastic and this rice looks like it would be delicious!

  10. Kathy
    07/15/2021 / 2:08 pm

    Cajun rice is so good. I haven’t had this in so long. I’ll be saving your recipe so I can make this later. Yum!

  11. Alyssa
    07/15/2021 / 12:22 pm

    I love making cajun rice because of its versatility and how easy it is to prepare! For our next trip, I’ll try your recipe cause it looks so delicious already!

    07/15/2021 / 12:16 pm

    I do struggle with rice. I don’t always seem to get it quite right. I do love this recipe though so will give it a go. Wish me luck!!!

  13. Catalina
    07/15/2021 / 10:21 am

    Rice is a favorite in our house. My family will be glad to have this rice for dinner!

  14. Scarlett Brooklyn
    07/15/2021 / 7:53 am

    Looks so savory, seems great to serve this on a family gathering.

  15. Scarlett Brooklyn
    07/15/2021 / 7:53 am

    Looks so savory, seems great to serve this on a family gathering.

  16. Richelle Escat
    07/15/2021 / 6:16 am

    So sad it’s not available in our local grocery store, I would have love this condiment too.

  17. Brianna
    07/15/2021 / 4:28 am

    This looks so good! I’m going to give it a try here soon!

  18. chloe
    07/15/2021 / 4:21 am

    Yum! I will definitely be making this!

  19. 07/15/2021 / 12:52 am

    I’ve never made Cajun food, and this sounds like a great recipe to start with. I’m sure my family would enjoy this.

  20. 07/14/2021 / 11:34 pm

    Yum that is so tasty! I love old bay seasoning!

  21. 07/14/2021 / 11:28 pm

    i can’t wait to try this recipe! old bay seasoning sounds and looks like the perfect way to spice up a rice dish!

  22. Vickie
    07/30/2018 / 12:44 am

    Love this and make a lot with fried fish! 🙂

  23. Buddy Garrett
    07/29/2018 / 4:38 pm

    It sounds like a delicious recipe for summer cookouts. I like that it is easy to make.

  24. Susan Smith
    07/29/2018 / 1:50 am

    I love Old Bay Seasoning on my baked fish.

  25. Alyce Poalillo
    07/27/2018 / 8:55 pm

    Love Cajun food! Made a variation of this today.

  26. Darren Scrubb
    07/27/2018 / 5:56 pm

    Great looking rice many people I am sure many people would be happy to taste.

  27. Darren Scrubb
    07/27/2018 / 5:55 pm

    Great looking rice I will have to try out soon.

  28. Seyma Bennett
    07/25/2018 / 3:05 am

    The recipe for Cajun rice sounds amazing! I love Old bay and it is a great seasoning!

  29. Ron
    07/22/2018 / 2:29 am

    This is easy but it looks and sounds very good. I will try this one out.

  30. Francine Anchondo
    07/19/2018 / 6:14 pm

    This looks really good.

  31. Alicia Hewitt
    07/19/2018 / 12:17 pm

    I have to try this recipe!! I love Cajun rice, but never really made it myself. I’ll be giving this a try soon! Thank you for sharing!

  32. Anita Duvall
    07/16/2018 / 1:39 am

    This sounds and looks so good. Would love to make this with some great summer sausage our friend made!

  33. Lisa L
    07/12/2018 / 11:51 pm

    This looks amazing. I’ve never tried Old Bay seasoning before but it sounds delish!

  34. 07/12/2018 / 11:09 am

    I love rice dishes. Gotta try this! Yummm!

  35. Christina Almond
    07/08/2018 / 7:55 pm

    Super yum! I love Cajun flavors! I also love that this would be completely cholesterol free!

  36. 06/30/2018 / 12:52 pm

    I’m trying this recipe this weekend! I love Cajun Rice but have never put celery in it. It sounds delicious!

  37. 06/30/2018 / 9:36 am

    oh my goodness, this looks yummy. I love rice. i will definitely try this at home 🙂 thank you for sharing

  38. Karla
    06/30/2018 / 3:16 am

    This looks so good! I’m really a fan of rice! This would be perfect for me! Thanks!

  39. 06/29/2018 / 10:35 pm

    Now that’s a great way to make the rice. Old Bay Seasoning is the best!

  40. 06/29/2018 / 8:31 pm

    Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

  41. 06/29/2018 / 7:07 pm

    I have seen so many recipes that involve Old Bay seasoning. It looks like I am just going to have to go get some.

  42. Elizabeth O
    06/29/2018 / 5:34 pm

    This looks so delicious. I really like the recipe and it is one I would love to try, it would be perfect at a summer garden party this year or a side at a BBQ!

  43. Kathy
    06/29/2018 / 5:03 pm

    This looks so good. I love recipes that are cajun. I can’t wait to give your recipe a try. I bet it tastes amazing.

  44. 06/29/2018 / 3:19 pm

    I use Old Bay seasoning so much. I need to make some cajun rice for dinner tonight. It looks so easy.

  45. Preet
    06/29/2018 / 11:44 am

    Wow! This one’s a winner.I just love everything about this!My boys would both probably DIG this!

  46. Aliya T
    06/29/2018 / 7:26 am

    Looks delicious ?. Definitely going to be giving this recipe a try.

  47. Rose Ann Sales
    06/29/2018 / 7:01 am

    That Cajun Rice recipe looks really delicious and it looks so simple to make. I will definitely try this and I am sure my husband would love it!

  48. 06/29/2018 / 4:02 am

    This looks really good. I’m saving this recipe so I can make it soon. We were in New Orleans in April and it gave me a new appreciation for cooking good food, especially well seasoned food. I will have to get some Old Bay seasoning! `

  49. 06/29/2018 / 1:45 am

    Ohh, green chilies… this sounds like a delicious recipe! I haven’t tried Old Bay before, but it sounds like an excellent seasoning. I do like spicy foods and I like to mix things up when it comes to meals.

  50. 06/28/2018 / 10:56 pm

    Old bay is great for so many dishes. This cajun rice looks like something I would make with it!

  51. Candy
    06/28/2018 / 8:03 pm

    We ear a ton of rice around our house. Making flavored rice is always a favorite. Your Cajun rice look k perfect

  52. 06/26/2018 / 2:06 am

    Oh I’m going to do this! I have taken a liking to Cajun dishes recently. I have even shared my recipe on Shrimp Etoufee with ingredients that are available in Philippine supermarkets. Love the Cajun flavors! 😀

  53. 06/23/2018 / 3:12 am

    I’d love to try this recipe! It’s nice to find a seasoning that makes cooking a recipe like this easier. I love the flavors and it’s definitely something we’ll enjoy at home.

  54. 06/23/2018 / 2:13 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love Cajun spices and rice (who doesn’t like rice?!?) so I bet this tastes so good!

  55. brianne
    06/22/2018 / 2:59 pm

    My cabinet is always stocked with Old Bay! It makes everything take great and that rice looks delicious!

  56. 06/22/2018 / 1:42 pm

    Anything with rice is a pot of gold for me (pinay-thing lol). This looks so good and I would love to try making this.

    • 06/29/2018 / 12:42 pm

      I have never tried old bay seasoning before. I will have to get one and try it.

  57. 06/22/2018 / 1:22 pm

    Cajun Rice looks like a complete meal in itself. Love the fact that it is relatively easy to make. We make a similar rice dish at home with lots of spices and kidney beans. Will try out the Cajun variation over the weekend.

  58. 06/22/2018 / 12:42 pm

    Wow, I am so glad I came over this post. Been looking for some recipe of something like a chow fan and good thing I found this. Definitely trying this out. I gotta check the seasoning first.

  59. Janet C
    06/22/2018 / 11:23 am

    This rice looks absolutely incredible. I love anything that has a little Cajun flair to it!

  60. Kiwi
    06/22/2018 / 10:16 am

    I love Cajun rice I love cajun food period. Cant have cajun without Old Bay!

  61. 06/22/2018 / 4:28 am

    We are big fans of cajun food. We will go out of our way to eat at a good cajun restaurant. I am loving how quick and easy this is!

  62. 06/22/2018 / 3:01 am

    This looks delicious! My husband loves having rice every day, and I get bored with white/brown rice, so I need to try this recipe soon!

  63. 06/22/2018 / 2:19 am

    Being a cajun myself, this look delicious and much like my jambalya recipe!

  64. Pam
    06/22/2018 / 2:07 am

    My daughter loves Old Bay seasoning. I swear, she puts it on everything. Her favorite is on popcorn.

  65. 06/22/2018 / 12:12 am

    I think this is awesome! Love cajun anything, it’s so tasty and packed with all the yummy flavors. Definitely a must try especially since it’s an easy recipe.

  66. 06/22/2018 / 12:04 am

    This looks so yummy! I’m always looking for recipes for Old Bay. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  67. 06/21/2018 / 11:55 pm

    Eating the Cajun rice alone would be satisfying. I can imagine pairing a lot of food with this! Yum!

  68. 06/21/2018 / 10:57 pm

    Old Bay is the best for Cajun. I put them on everything.

  69. 06/21/2018 / 4:23 pm

    This looks delicious! Such a great side for so many different types of dishes!

  70. 06/21/2018 / 3:46 pm

    Easy Cajun Rice is one meal my son WILL eat. Glad I found this recipe. Old Bay Seasoning is definitely a family favorite of ours.

  71. 06/21/2018 / 3:04 pm

    This seasoning has been around for a long time and for good reason, it is that good. Making rice with some spice and kick to it is always a winner around my house. This rice wouldn’t last long trust me.

  72. 06/21/2018 / 3:03 pm

    I LOVE Old Bay. It is flat out the best seasoning you can use. I have put it on everything from seafood to rice to eggs, and it’s always tasty. It’s like Frank’s Hot Sauce – I put that $4!t on everything. LOL

  73. 06/21/2018 / 3:00 pm

    Yum, this looks like my kind of rice. I’ll have to make it for dinner sometime. I love my food with a kick to it!

  74. 06/21/2018 / 2:59 pm

    Old Bay is perfect for any cajun dish. I’ve been using it for years. I must try this rice dish. Pinning for later.

  75. 06/21/2018 / 2:49 pm

    I love a good rice dish and that seasoning sounds like a great way to cook the rice. I will get those ingredients and try to make this for my family who also love seasoned rice dishes.

  76. 06/21/2018 / 2:45 pm

    I’m a seafood lover and couldn’t imagine life without Old Bay Seasoning! Your Cajun Rice looks delicious and I hope I have everything on hand to make it tonight.

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