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Veg Cajun “Dirty” Rice

Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 vegan spicy Italian sausages, minced (I used Beyond Meat brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Cajun Southern Creole blend
  • 2 teaspoons ground fennel or sage
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cups no salt added vegetable broth
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Set a carbon steel skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion, bell pepper and celery.  Cook for 2 -3 minutes until fragrant and the edges begin to brown on the onion and bell pepper.  Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.

Step 2

Add the sausage to the skillet and chop it up while it cooks to spread it out in the skillet. Cook for another 2 minutes, then add the brown rice.

Step 3

Sprinkle in the seasonings and mix well, ensuring that every grain of rice is covered in oil and seasonings. Add the vegetable broth, bring to a light simmer, then reduce the heat and cover and cook for about 30 – 35 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.

Step 4

Flake the rice with a fork and season to taste with sea salt & pepper.