Easy Texan Red Beans and Rice

For this Classic and Easy Texan Red Beans and Rice recipe, you’ll need beef broth, cajun seasoned red beans, and our Success® White Rice.

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Servings SERVES 6-8


  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Cajun seasoned red kidney beans, rinsed
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  • Enjoy this easy, classic recipe for Texan-Style Red Beans and Rice and you’ll have the perfect side dish for weekend barbecues, Tex-Mex dinners, and everything in between.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in beans, broth, salt, ground black pepper, and cooked rice. Cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Keys to Great Beans and Rice

Want to know what makes the difference between your average beans and rice and this Texan classic? Well, we’ll let you in on a little secret, it’s all in the seasonings.

With caramelized onions, Cajun-spiced red kidney beans, and about a quarter cup of beef broth, this side dish will give you the punch of flavor you’d expect from a Southern side dish.

By adding a bit of umami, beef broth makes a great addition to this red beans and rice delight. Additionally, a kick of cajun-seasoning also makes this rice the perfect companion to any Louisiana-style gumbos or blackened chicken dishes.

The best of all, this recipe is also super simple to make. In just three steps, you’ll have a savory, flavorsome side dish. Simply, pre-cook a bag of our Success® White Rice, sauté the onions until slightly caramelized, and then stir in the rest of the ingredients (including your pre-cooked rice). After five minutes, you’ll be ready to serve!

So, when we say that this recipe is in the bag, we mean it! Done in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have fluffy, delectable white rice with all the flavors of your beloved Lone Star State.

Goes With BBQ

This recipe was made for barbecue. So fire up the grill and enjoy this side dish with saucy ribs, BBQ Chicken, or Texas-style smoked brisket.