Monday, 10 August 2015

Spicy Cajun rice and beans (slimming world friendly)

I made this after it being taster night in class not knowing what to make and seeing what I had in the fridge and cupboards. It's vegetarian but could easily add some chicken or prawns to it or serve it as a filling side dish with a piece of chicken or fish.

It's easy to make but you do have to keep an eye on it as the rice can stick to the pan, Also this makes a LOT so you may want to halve the recipe but my son loved it so has had it for his lunch most days this week.


Spicy Cajun rice and beans


8oz long grain rice
2 pints vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
1 large onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 large can blackeyed beans (drained)
2 peppers (chopped)
1 can sweetcorn (drained)
2-3 tsp Cajun spice mix
low calorie spray oil
salt and pepper


Spray a large saucepan with spray oil and over a medium heat fry the onion and garlic until the onion is soft. Add the peppers and Cajun spice  and fry for a few more minutes then add the rice and fry for another minute.

Add the stock and over a lowish heat leave to simmer until the stock has almost all absorbed but keep stirring every now and then so the rice doesn't stick to the pan.

Taste to check if the rice is cooked if not add a little boiling water and leave to cook a little longer. Add the drained beans and corn and mix well. Cook for another couple of minutes just to warm the beans and corn through.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, Add more Cajun spice if you like it more spicy.


Syn free on extra easy


2 comments:

  1. This sounds really lovely.

    However, the peppers are added twice lol. Does it matter at which stage they are added?

    I have only just stumbled across your blog, and I am desperately trying to work out how to get it onto my tablet, so I don't have to haul the laptop into the kitchen with me (it's a very small kitchen!)

    Do you allow your recipes to be shared (with accreditation, of course)?

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  2. Oh Yes!! LOL! well spotted I'll edit that, Feel free to share but yes please credit the blog when you do thanks Vicki :)

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