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Cajun Veggie Rice

Course side
Cuisine cajun
Servings 4
Calories 325kcal


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil such as Colavita, divided
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 2 peppers chopped (any color)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups cooked long grain brown or red rice refrigerated
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups collards or other greens chopped, optional


  • Place a large sauté pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon evoo and saute onion, celery, and peppers. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, until tender.  Add garlic, cajun seasoning, and tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds, stirring frequently, until fragrant and toasted.
  • Add 1 tablespoon evoo, rice and beans, stirring until everything is mixed and hot.  
  • Add remaining tablespoon evoo and collards if using and saute until everything is combined.  Serve hot.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 50mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g