Perfect Cajun Rice

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This rice is perfect for all your favorite Cajun dishes.  Oh boy, is it good.  The Loon said….”It’s just rice…it is so good!”

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Perfect Cajun Rice

This perfect Cajun rice is perfect for Cajun recipes. You will love it!
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Course: Brunch
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: rice
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  • Put a large, heavy pan (Dutch Oven is best) over medium high heat.
  • Add oil.
  • When oil is hot, add onion and cook, stirring often, until tender but not browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, bay leaf, salt, and pepper and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add rice, stirring to coat in oil.
  • Add stock and cook, stirring now often, until liquid boils.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, and cover.
  • Cook until liquid i absorbed, 40 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and discard bay leaf.
  • Toss gently with a fork, replace cove, and allow rice to sit, undistributed, for 15 minutes.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
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