Looking for a Cajun Inspired side dish to enjoy with your Low-Country Meal? This Cajun Bayou Rice is fairly simple and Budget Friendly. We have added no meat products in our Cajun Bayou Rice so even your vegetarian friends will be able to enjoy it. If you would like to add meats to the rice our suggestions would be Shrimp, Chicken or Andouille Sausage.
Cajun Bayou Rice goes well with any Cajun Dish you might be inspired to cook up this Summer. We pared ours with our Super Easy Recipe for Cajun Kebabs with Bell Peppers & Andouille
Cajun Bayou Rice
- 3 and 3/4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoons low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/8 cup chopped red pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
In large Dutch Oven add water, and olive oil. Let come to a boil. Add hot sauce, Cajun Seasoning, oregano, pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, ground red pepper, 1 bay leaf, and rice. Boil uncovered for 4-5 minutes. Add chopped onion, celery, green onions, green pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, and fresh parsley. Stir rice then cover and turn burner to lowest setting. Cook on very low for 15 minutes. Do not lift lid- Once done turn off heat and remove lid.
Let rice sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. Using a fork fluff up rice very gently.
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