Cajun Style Red Beans and Rice with Turkey

6 servings


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans mild red beans in chili sauce, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Cook rice according to package directions.

Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, bell peppers and garlic; cook 7 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add beans, cumin, salt and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover with lid. Simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in turkey; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Add parsley to rice; mix lightly. Spoon rice onto serving platter and top with bean mixture.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Turkey Federation. All rights reserved.

RecID 9885

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