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Cajun Style Red Bean and Rice Soup

Cajun Style Red Bean and Rice Soup Recipe


This highly seasoned kidney bean soup with ham and andouille sausage is served garnished with cooked white rice and chopped green onions.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces bacon, cooked and cubed
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 leaf (blank)s bay leaves
  • 6 ounces sliced andouille sausage
  • 1 small smoked ham hock
  • 2 cups dry kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice
  • 6 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion


  1. In a large pot over high heat, heat the oil. Add the bacon and saute for 2 minutes. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, sausage and ham hock and saute for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add the beans and saute for 2 more minutes. Stir in the Cajun-style seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the salt, cover the pot and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the pot to sit, covered, for about 20 minutes. Discard the ham hock.
  4. Ladle soup into individual bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup rice and 1 tablespoon green onion.

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Nutritional Information

Cajun Style Red Bean and Rice Soup

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 671.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 64 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 42 %
fat: 56 %
saturated fat: 59 %
cholesterol: 23 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 91 %
vitamin b6: 42 %
vitamin c: 22 %
folate: 70 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 32 %
magnesium: 40 %
potassium: 34 %
sodium: 50 %
thiamin: 104 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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