Spicy Cajun Rice Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Spicy Cajun Rice

Spicy Cajun Rice

Serve this dish with steamed greens and roasted or stewed tomatoes, and you’ve got a full-on Southern-style meal. Frozen peppers and onions are used as a time-saving way to season the dish, but you could also use fresh chopped onion and bell pepper.

  • 6Servings


  • 2 cups frozen pepper-and-onion blend
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup cooked black-eyed peas


1 Pulse frozen pepper-and-onion blend in food processor until chopped.

2 Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped frozen vegetables, and sauté 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated. Stir in rice and Cajun seasoning. Pour in 2 cups water, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer for 12 minutes, or until all of liquid has been absorbed. Stir in black-eyed peas, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 159
  • Carbohydrate Content: 29 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 162 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g