Louisiana Red Beans and Rice with Adouille Sausage

Diane Hopson Smith


Cajun cuisine is the style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian or "Cajun" immigrants deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana.

An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, special made sausages, or some other seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Ground Cayenne & Fresh Black Pepper are used often.

Inspired from a recipe I found on allrecipes.com tweaked to my liking.


My photos.

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Cajun Cusine
1 Hr 10 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


1 lb
dried red beans
6 c
1/4 c
dry white wine, optional
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 large
onion, chopped
1 large
bell pepper, chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
celery stalks, chopped
bay leaves
1 tsp
salt, optional
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
cajun seasoning
1 tsp
everglades all purpose seasoning (or you can use a seasoning salt)
1 tsp
thyme, dried
1/4 tsp
sage, dried
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 lb
andouille sausage, sliced
cooked white rice

How to Make Louisiana Red Beans and Rice with Adouille Sausage


  • 1Soak beans according to package instructions.

    For this recipe I used this method of soaking beans: clean beans with fresh water. Place beans in large pot and cover with water (6 cups). Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let them set for 1 hour. NOTE: I usually add a little salt to the water.
  • 2While beans are soaking; chop up vegetables; set aside.
  • 3Measure out the seasonings; set aside.
  • 4Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot; cover with 6 cups water; add wine, stir in vegetables, olive oil and seasonings.
  • 5Over a medium heat bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer with lid cracked open for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 6Add sausage and continue to simmer an additional 30 minutes.
  • 7Spoon over rice and serve with oven fresh sweet cheesy cornbread. Enjoy!

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About Louisiana Red Beans and Rice with Adouille Sausage

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole