- 1 1/2 cups white or brown rice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 3/4 cups water
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 2 fresh chorizo sausages with casings removed
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 cans red kidney beans
- salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste
Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add uncooked rice and stir until well coated. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes (if using brown rice, 20 minutes).
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook sausages until browned. Add onion, pepper, celery and garlic and saute until tender. Add the spices and bay leaf and stir, cooking for another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and beans, and season to taste with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes, then remove bay leaf.
Stir rice into bean mixture until combined, then cook another 5 minutes to heat through. Serve immediately.
Leftovers are great to heat up!