Louisiana Red Beans and Rice with Adouille Sausage

Diane Atherton


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

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)
  • 2
    celery stalks, chopped
  • 2
    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


  1. Soak 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.
  2. While beans are soaking; chop up vegetables; set aside.
  3. Measure out the seasonings; set aside.
  4. Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot; cover with 6 cups water; add wine, stir in vegetables, olive oil and seasonings.
  5. Over a medium heat bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer with lid cracked open for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Add sausage and continue to simmer an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Spoon 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

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