Red Beans & Rice with Vegetables


This dish is inspired by the traditional New Orleans dish of red beans and rice, but adds plenty of roasted vegetables.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • ¼ cup long-grain brown rice

  • 1 teaspoon no-salt-added Cajun seasoning, plus more to taste (see Tip)

  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, quartered

  • 1 cup roasted cauliflower florets

  • cup roasted green peppers

  • ½ cup canned red kidney beans, rinsed

  • 1 3-oz. fully cooked sweet Italian chicken sausage link, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shelled salted dry-roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped


  1. Bring broth, rice, and Cajun seasoning to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomatoes. If no liquid remains in the rice, stir in 1/4 cup water. Top with cauliflower, green peppers, kidney beans, sausage, oil, and salt; do not stir. Cover and continue to simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes more. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir the mixture and add more Cajun seasoning, if desired. Sprinkle with pistachios.


Tip: If you can't find no-salt-added Cajun seasoning, look for Cajun seasoning where salt is the last ingredient. Or make your own seasoning mix by combining 1 Tbsp. paprika, 1 tsp. each onion powder and garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. each dried oregano and thyme, and 1/4 tsp. each cayenne and ground pepper. Store in a covered jar for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
26g Fat
46g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 696mg 30%
Potassium 858mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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