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Red Beans and Rice {Popeyes Style}

Quick and easy to make red beans and rice is the perfect knock off of your favorite side dish from Popeyes. You can add sausage or make it vegetarian.
4.70 from 20 votes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Creole
Servings 4
Calories 123 kcal


  • 2 15 ounce cans red beans drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Creole or Cajun Seasoning we prefer Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup chicken stock or broth substitute vegetable broth for vegetarian version
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional, to taste


  • Mix all ingredients except rice in a medium sized sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove approximately 1 cup of beans with a slotted spoon and set aside in small bowl.
  • Mash beans left in pan with a potato masher to thicken broth.
  • Add whole beans back in and stir until thoroughly heated.
  • Serve in small bowl with about ¼ cup rice over bean mixture.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.


If desired ½ pound andouille sausage can be added. Slice into ¼ inch thick slices and brown in a skillet with 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil for about 10 minutes or until brown on both sides. Add to bean mixture at the end before serving. 
Any type of white rice can be used. 


Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 745mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 576IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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