Are you looking for an easy, flavorful sausage and rice skillet dish that will be a hit with the entire family? Look no further! This one-pot cajun sausage and rice is quick to make, full of flavor and spice, and sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Let's get cooking!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¾ cup uncooked brown rice (or cauliflower rice)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 pound spicy andouille sausage or smoked sausage or chicken sausage, sliced into coins
- 8 ounces Andouille sausage (or any other spicy sausage of your choice), sliced into coins
- ¼ cup sliced green onions
- 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
Note: Increase or decrease the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe to suit your taste. For more heat, add more; for less heat, reduce it. Also feel free to substitute any other kind of sausage if desired.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add bell peppers and diced tomatoes to the skillet and continue cooking for 3 minutes until vegetables are softened.
- Add both types of sausage to the skillet and cook until lightly browned.
- Stir in uncooked brown rice (or cauliflower rice) and making sure you're cooking rice for 4 minutes until lightly browned.
- Pour in chicken broth followed by Cajun seasoning, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using).
- Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low.
- Cover skillet with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with green onions before serving if desired.
Recipe Cajun Sausage and Rice FAQs
Which is hotter Cajun or andouille sausage?
Andouille sausages have an intense smoky taste. Andouille is a versatile sausage, so it should have varied flavours. Andouille is more spicier than the European version. Obviously the latter is more sweet but in reality the taste is good.
Is Cajun sausage the same as andouille?
Andouille is a smoked pork stuffed with pork, onions, and seasoning. Andouille is French but was introduced to Louisiana from French emigrants and German immigrants. Andouille largely refers to French cuisine.
What is Cajun sausage?
What are Cajun andouille sausages? Cajun andouille sausage is an infamous smoked sausage found in Louisiana's Creole Cuisine. Andouille sausage combines cured meat, onions, garlic spice powder and cajun spice in a casing. Afterwards the sausages have dried and been smoked.
What is boudin made out of?
Boudin is traditionally mixed with cooked meat and potatoes stuffed in a sausage-like sack but boudins nowadays often use unusual toppings like seafood and fish sauce.
What is in andouille?
Andouille is an extremely large sausage that originates from one pig's digestive system. It is made in the French language by incorporating onion and seasoning in pigs and small intestines. Afterwards, mixtures are placed into a casing containing the large intestine and are poached and allowed to cool.
Spice up your mealtime routine with this delicious one-pot cajun sausage and rice dish! This hearty combo of rice cajun sausage is simple enough for weeknights but full of flavor thanks to two types of sausage, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, Cajun seasoning—and either brown rice or cauliflower rice as the base ingredient! Serve it up hot tonight; your family is sure to love it! Bon appetite!