One-Pot Cajun Sausage, Red Beans and Rice
This One-Pot Cajun Sausage, Red Beans, and Rice Recipe is a quick and easy main dish recipe that can be ready in less than an hour. This Cajun recipe has all the great flavor of a recipe that took all day to cook. The best part of this recipe is it’s all done in one pot. This is a great recipe for those days when you want something hearty to eat and don't have the time to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This one pot recipe has lots of tasty ingredients to add to its full flavor from the smoked chicken, chicken broth, and red beans. Using instant rice is a good way to save time in this easy to do one pot recipe.
Rice is a popular and tasty addition to all sorts of recipes. Rice can be used as a side dish, or main dish recipes can be served on top of rice, for healthy rice bowls and hearty stew recipes. Rice can be rinsed before cooking to remove some of the excess starch. Depending on where your rice is from, you might consider not rinsing your rice. For example rice that is produced in the United States is usually fortified with vitamins and minerals, and rinsing will result in a loss of nutrients, so you may not want to rinse rice if you don't want to lose nutrition value. Rice can repeatedly be rinsed until the rinse water is clear to improve the texture and the taste of the rice. Rice can be soaked if you want to decrease the time that it takes to cook, and minimize the exposure to high temperatures thus losing nutrients. With different rice varieties, soaking can improve the texture of the cooked rice by increasing the expansion of the grains. Rice can be soaked for as little as 30 minutes up to several hours. Brown rice can also be soaked in warm water for 20 hours to stimulate germination, brown rice takes longer to cook than white rice.
When it comes to making a one pot recipe, you will want to use a skillet or frying pan that is big enough to hold all of your ingredients. Cast iron frying pans are always a good choice if you have one that is big enough. Cast iron cookware has been around for thousands of years and is known to have excellent heat retention properties. Seasoning is used to protect bare cast iron cookware from rust and to create a surface that is non-stick. The different types of bare cast iron cookware can include waffle irons, Dutch ovens, panini presses, crepe makers, frying pans, deep fryers, woks, flattop grills, and griddles. You will find that cast iron cookware has been used for cooking for over two thousand years. Cast iron cookware was used as early as the Han Dynasty in China for use with salt evaporation. Cast iron cooking pots and cauldrons were a treasured cookware items as they were durable and excellent at retaining heat so that they would improve the quality of the prepared meal.
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