Simple Kidney Beans and Rice


Try this simple version of traditional Louisiana red beans and rice for a quick dinner option.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves

Searching for simple kidney bean recipes? Look no further. Give our kidney beans and rice a try for an easy and quick version of traditional Louisiana red beans and rice. It's so simple to cook that it will soon become a regular addition to your family's dinner menu.

Top View of Simple Kidney Beans and Rice Recipe Served in a White Bowl
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  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 15.5-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed, or a heaping 1/2 cup dried kidney beans, soaked and cooked

  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning or blackening spice mix

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 4 scallions, sliced


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the beans, Cajun seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Fold the rice and scallions into the bean mixture.

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