Easy Cajun Rice

Easy Cajun Rice

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A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for some awesome Cajun Stuffed Shrimp. In that post, I mentioned that I made some Easy Cajun Rice go along with them. Please forgive me, I almost forgot to share it with you.

When it comes to rice dishes, I cheat and use Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice a lot of the time. I’ve tried steaming rice the night before, but it usually results in me forgetting about it on the stove top and nearly setting the pot on fire because the rice sticks to the bottom and scorches. It has happened more than once.

Cajun Rice | Easy to make, this Cajun Rice is the perfect accompaniment to any of your Cajun dishes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Easy to make, this Cajun Rice is the perfect side dish to any of your Cajun dishes. Here’s how I made it:

Cajun Rice | Easy to make, this Cajun Rice is the perfect accompaniment to any of your Cajun dishes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

First, heat oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the pepper and garlic; saute for about 3 to 5 minutes or until peppers soften slightly. Stir in tomato paste and allow it to warm through; about 2 minutes.

Cajun Rice | Easy to make, this Cajun Rice is the perfect accompaniment to any of your Cajun dishes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Add in the rice, seasoning and lemon juice, stirring constantly until the rice has warmed through, about 3 minutes. Add scallions and toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

Cajun Rice | Easy to make, this Cajun Rice is the perfect accompaniment to any of your Cajun dishes. | TheMountainKitchen.com
Cajun Rice | Easy to make, this Cajun Rice is the perfect accompaniment to any of your Cajun dishes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

You could even add Cajun seasoned shrimp when adding in rice, to turn this side into an entrée.

Still ready in only minutes and even better!

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This Easy Cajun Rice is the perfect side dish to any of your Cajun dishes. Turn this side into an entrée by adding Cajun seasoned shrimp to the rice. Yum! | TheMountainKitchen.com
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Easy Cajun Rice

This Easy Cajun Rice is the perfect side dish to any of your Cajun dishes. Turn this side into an entrée by adding Cajun seasoned shrimp to the rice. Yum!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun, easy, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 231kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 small sweet peppers diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 ounces steamed white rice
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 scallion greens and white, chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the pepper and garlic; saute for about 3 to 5 minutes or until peppers soften slightly.
  • Stir in tomato paste and allow it to warm through; about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the rice, seasoning and lemon juice, stirring constantly until the rice is warm. 
  • Add scallions and toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

Notes

Turn this side dish into an entree, by adding Cajun shrimp to the rice. Yum!

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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