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5 from 6 votes

One-Pot Cajun Rice (Vegetarian & Vegan)

This One-Pot Cajun Rice recipe makes an easy skillet dinner. Learn how to make spicy Creole-style rice on the stovetop with this vegetarian and vegan recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: cajun rice, Vegan Cajun Rice, Vegetarian Cajun Rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 319calories



  • In a pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the garlic, paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in rice, broth and beans. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, if using, and serve warm.


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 319calories | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 766mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1032IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg