Cajun Rice & Sausage

Cajun Rice & Sausage

Cajun Rice & Sausage that can be easily made for vegans or meat-eaters. In our attempt, we used Beyond Meat’s regular sausage, but we’d also recommend andouille sausage for meat lovers. If you want to exclude meat all together but want some protein, you can add in red kidney beans. Customize this dish to your liking! It’s perfect for making a large batch to have plenty of leftovers throughout the week or if you’re hosting a large dinner.


Serves: 5-6 Time: 45-50 minutes

Cajun Rice & Sausage

  • 1 package of Beyond Meat Sausage or substitute for andouille sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 bag frozen, chopped okra
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stockĀ 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground sage
  • Olive oil for cooking


  1. Begin by cooking your sausage (meat or vegan) according to its needed instructions. For Beyond Meat, cook for 6 minutes on a lightly oiled skillet, turning frequently. For andouille sausage place it in a skillet. Add 1/2-inch of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Once done, set aside and cool. Once cool, cut into slices.
  3. Prepare your vegetables and make sure your okra is thawed when using frozen okra.
  4. In a large pot, you may add the oil from the sausage skillet to the pot or use fresh oil on medium-high heat.
  5. Begin sauteing the okra and garlic for 2-4 minutes.
  6. Then, add in the onion, celery, and bell pepper. Cook for 7 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  7. Add in the seasonings, rice, and vegetable stock. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
  8. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking. Cook for about 25 minutes or until rice is done.
  9. When the rice is down, stir in the sausage, remove bay leaves, serve and enjoy.

Optional toppings include chopped green onion and hot sauce. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

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