Simple ingredients and pumped up spices are the soul behind many food traditions of the South. When it comes to Cajun cooking, the ‘holy trinity’ of onion, celery and bell pepper meld together as a base for those familiar Cajun meals we’ve grown to love. Today I’m sharing my version of vegan Holy Trinity Cajun Rice in honor of all the creative cooks, both young and old, who hold tradition close to their hearts and express themselves so beautifully through the meals they prepare. ENJOY!
Basic Cajun Spices:
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Thyme
Tip: I enjoy using Spicely Organics, Organic Cajun Seasoning in my Cajun recipes. It’s a little more cost effective than purchasing individual spices.
- Mekong Brown Rice: Lotus Foods
- Cajun Spices: Spicely Organics
- Onion, Celery and Bell Peppers: Jimbo’s Naturally
“When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite is as good as the first, that’s Cajun.” –Paul Prudhomme
‘Quotable Feast’ by Sarah E. Parvis (2001)
- 3 cups cooked Mekong Brown Rice
- 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup chopped celery, about 3 stalks
- 1 cup chopped red bell pepper, about 1 large pepper
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 Tablespoon Cajun spice mix, more or less to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon each fresh cracked pepper and sea salt, more or less
- to taste
- 1 can diced tomatoes (or ½ cup simple tomato sauce)
- Prepare rice according to package directions, or feel free to use leftover rice.
- Prep vegetables.
- Using a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped celery, bell pepper and onion. Sauté 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and give a good stir. Continue cooking another 1-2 minutes.
- Add rice, diced tomatoes (or tomato sauce) Cajun spice mix, sea salt and pepper. Stir until sauce has been evenly distributed throughout the rice.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
- Serve warm.
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free
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