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Cajun-Style Vegan Red Beans and Rice

These Cajun-Style Vegan Red Beans and Rice are a healthy version of the traditional Louisiana dish, but are still just as satisfying and flavorful!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hours
Total Time:
2 hours 10 mins
6 1x
Rating: 4.9 from 57 reviews



  1. Drain the kidney beans; set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add oil. When hot, add onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook vegetables until tender and slightly browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add garlic; cook for one more minute, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in parsley, hot sauce, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper; stir to evenly coat the vegetables in the spices. Cook for one minute.
  4. Pour in kidney beans, bay leaves and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil; cover, lower heat and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove lid; let simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. While the beans are cooking, prepare rice according to package directions.
  6. When the beans are ready, scoop about 1/4 of the beans in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Return to pot; add liquid smoke (if using). Stir
  7. Serve beans with a scoop of rice and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.