Cajun cooking is one of the most unique cooking styles in the world. Combining conflicting elements like sweet, spicy and savory elements, every dish is a hearty comfort food masterpiece that makes you wish you had been born on the bayou.
Beans are a key component in many cajun dishes. So, it’s no wonder our great northern beans work so well in this take on cajun beans and rice.
The base for that unmistakable cajun flavor comes from spices like chili powder, cayenne pepper and paprika and other ingredients like peppers, onion and sausage. All of which are definitely accounted for here. With cajun sausage, the traditional way to prepare it is with links that are then sliced into bite-sized pieces. That is what this recipe calls for, but if you prefer to use ground sausage that is fine too. It will still give the same flavors and a slightly different texture.
Besides all the great flavors and how easy it is to prepare, one of the reasons we really love this dish is that you don’t have to spend a lot to make something delicious. We did a little math and found this dish only costs around $2.45 per serving! Now, we normally don’t care for math, but we can get behind those numbers!
A little tip for this dish? Even once you think it is ready, let it sit for a couple minutes longer. This gives all the ingredients plenty of time to settle, deepen and mingle with a tastier end result. That is the reason that this dish makes such great leftovers too.
Cajun cooking is just one unique cooking style that uses beans as a centerpiece in many recipes. All around the world, different cultures and countries used beans in different and delicious ways. That is why we wanted to show them off and take your taste buds on a trip around the world with our latest free online cookbook: Beans Around the World! From Mexico to Italy, Ireland, South America and even China, beans are a part of the traditional cuisine. Explore how to bring them into yours.
Are you hungry yet? Head out to the store, and look for Randall’s Great Northern White Beans to make this dish tonight.