Cajun Bayou Rice

July 9, 2014

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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 paired 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 the burner to lowest setting. Cook on very low for 15 minutes. Do not lift the lid- Once done turn off heat and remove the lid.

Let rice sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. Using a fork fluff up rice very gently.





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  • Reply
    Kathy Donahue
    July 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Great idea to have at our next potluck ! I love Cajun Rice and this recipe for Cajun Bayou Rice sounds fantastic! Love that it has no meats and I can share with vegetarian friends !

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      Oh this would be a great idea for any potluck for sure! The rice will having staying power since it has no meats. Let me know how it works out for you Kathy!

  • Reply
    July 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

    This rice goes perfectly with the kebabs! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you so thrilled you enjoyed both recipes! Especially the Cajun Bayou Rice!

  • Reply
    Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
    July 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Hi Heidy – So happy to have you co-hosting the Let’s Get Real party with us this week! Hope you’re having a great week.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Hello Gaye! It was actually last week 🙂 Thank you for dropping by! Have a great week!!!

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