Zatarain's® Red Beans and Rice

A simple take on the traditional Monday night meal in New Orleans. Made with Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, this can be served as a meatless meal or as a side to pork or chicken.

Serves: 3
Serving Size: 1 cup
5 mins Prep time 30 mins Cook time
5 mins Prep time
30 mins Cook time
  • Mix water, Rice Mix and butter in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.

  • Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tips:
• Red Beans and Rice will be saucy. For less saucy dish, reduce water to 3 cups.
• If spicier Red Beans and Rice is desired, try Zatarain's® Spicy Red Beans and Rice.

Microwave Directions: Mix 3 cups hot water, Rice Mix and butter, margarine or olive oil in 2 1/2-quart microwavable bowl until well blended. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Stir. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 18 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Note: Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt microwave oven.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 324Calories: 324Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 1073mgProtein: 10g
  • Total Fat: 8gFiber: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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  • lily on 10/20/2015

    Zatarain's red beans and rice is my favorite boxed rice ever. The flavor is on point, and beyond any other rice and bean dish.

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  • DAVID P. on 07/12/2014

    I wrote this once, more detailed than this, and you lost it. Shorter: Delicious, but TOO SALTY!! I have my own salt! Let me put it on!

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