1amcooks-creole-fried-riceYou don’t need to go to Louisiana to enjoy Creole cooking! Each serving of this Creole fried rice recipe is packed with 21 grams of protein and just 495 calories. Your family is sure to love this creative take on Southern soul food.

Servings: 4 


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8-ounces andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Sliced green onions, for serving
  • Hot sauce, for serving

Step 1: In a large skillet, heat canola oil on medium. Add andouille sausage, onion, green pepper, garlic and Creole seasoning. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often.

Step 2: Stir in cooked rice, kidney beans and tomato paste. Cook for 2 minutes or until rice is hot.

Step 3: Sprinkle with sliced green onions. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

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