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Sausage-Studded Red Beans and Rice

  • Sausage-Studded Red Beans and Rice
    A one-dish recipe flavored with Cajun-seasoning, smoked sausage, diced tomatoes and chili beans.
    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Total Time: 35 minutes

    Makes 8


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    Ingredients
    1 regular size package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices
    Cooking Spray
    1-1/3 cups long-grain white rice, uncooked
    1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 cup chopped celery
    2 cans (14.5 ounces each) seasoned chili beans, undrained
    1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
    2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning blend
    Directions
    1. Cook rice according to package directions using 2-2/3 cups water.
    2. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
    3. Add sausage, onion and celery; cook 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
    4. Add beans, undrained tomatoes and the seasoning blend; mix well.
    5. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in rice.
    Note: Great Substitute: Prepare as directed, substituting 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder for the Cajun seasoning blend.