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Cajun Tempeh and Rice Skillet

Use up leftover rice in this quick and tasty Cajun Tempeh and Rice Skillet! It comes together in 30 minutes for an easy weeknight dinner recipe.

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I am so so so so excited today. Because of this Cajun tempeh and rice skillet, yes, because it is so delicious and easy and y’all love when I post Cajun recipes. But the other reason I am beyond excited is…..

I’M HEADED TO ITALY!

In just a few days, Cayden and I will be headed to Italy for a 3-week vacation. Like, whatttttttt, it still doesn’t seem real!

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Neither of us have been on a vacation this long, and neither of us have been to another continent. Lots of firsts! I can’t wait to show you all the pizza and bruschetta and wine we consume. I do plan on eating pasta every day, please and thank you!

I won’t have my laptop in Italy (omg!) and won’t be working except for a few checks of the inbox, but I do have some posts scheduled for you all while I’m gone! Get ready for some awesome guest posts, round-ups, and a couple recipes. But I couldn’t leave without sharing a delicious one-pan weeknight meal first!

You are going to love this one-pan Cajun Tempeh and Rice Skillet. I know we all have leftover rice laying around sometimes, and this recipe is perfect for using it up.

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How to Cook Tempeh

You know tempeh is one of my favorite plant proteins. Nutty, meaty, affordable… what more can you ask for? There are a few ways to cook tempeh, but to keep this dish one-pan, we’re browning tempeh cubes on each side in the same skillet that we’re cooking everything else in. The tempeh is done cooking in just under 10 minutes!

Then you just remove the tempeh from the skillet, cook the vegetables, and then add the tempeh and rice. Spice it up with Cajun seasoning and hot sauce (duh), and BOOM… a flavorful mean in as much time as it takes to pick up take-out.

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Okay, I’ve got some last-minute packing to do, so I’m going to run. Enjoy this Cajun Tempeh and Rice Skillet recipe!

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How to make:

Cajun Tempeh and Rice Skillet

Use up leftover rice in this quick and tasty Cajun Tempeh and Rice Skillet! It comes together in 30 minutes for an easy weeknight dinner recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
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Author:
Emilie
Yield:
4 1x

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided (olive, canola, or avocado)
  • 1 8-ounce package tempeh, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning*, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Hot sauce, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. When hot, add tempeh and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning; stir to coat tempeh. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until crispy. Remove from skillet.
  2. To the same skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. When hot, add onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until until is lightly browned. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add sliced bell peppers, stir, and cook for 5 minutes, until tender.
  3. To the skillet, add tempeh, rice, and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes, until rice is heated through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley and hot sauce.

Notes

*If you want to make your own Cajun seasoning blend, use this recipe!

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