Easy Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Just add dehydrated vegetables to complete this easy Red Beans and Rice Recipe. I recommend Zatarain’s® reduced sodium variety. Even with the 25% sodium reduction, it’s still on the high side.

What’s in the box?

  • 1½ cups rice, beans, and seasonings
  • Listed Ingredients- Enriched long grain parboiled rice, cooked and dehydrated red beans, enriched wheat flour, malted barley flour, dehydrated vegetables (onion, bell pepper), salt, soy sauce, yeast extract, dextrose, soybean oil, thiamine hydrochloride, natural and artificial flavors, modified corn starch, potassium chloride, torula yeast, natural smoke flavor, garlic, caramel color, spices.

For this recipe, divide the box contents in half.

Serves 1


  • ¾ Cup Zatarain’s® Red Beans and Rice
  • ¼ Cup dehydrated vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes or try okra)
  • 1¼ Cups water

Large Portion:

This recipe provides 413 calories. To make a larger portion with 506 calories, use 1 cup Zatarain’s® Red Beans and Rice, cup vegetables, and 1½ cups water to rehydrate.

At Home:

Pack all ingredients in a 4 x 6 plastic bag or sandwich size bag for large portion.

Click for information about dehydrating vegetables.

Sources to purchase dried vegetables.

On the Trail:

Place all ingredients in pot with water and soak for five minutes.

Light stove, bring to boil, and continue cooking for two minutes.

Remove pot from stove and place in insulating cozy for ten minutes.

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