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Lima beans and rice in a white bowl.
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4.75 from 4 votes

Lima Beans and Rice

This simple-to-make dish is the perfect comfort food without the fuss!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, creole, lima beans, rice
Servings: 6
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Ingredients

  • 20 ounce frozen lima beans
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-3 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the lima beans, broth, sausage, onions, garlic, Cajun seasoning to a pan. Bring it to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Cook another 10 minutes. In another pan, add the 4 cups of water and salt. Bring to a boil. Add in the rice, reduce heat, cover and let it cook for about 15 minutes until the water is absorbed.
  • Once the lime beans are tender and the rice is cooked, it is time to serve.
  • Add about ½-1 cup of cooked rice to your bowl. Add ½ cup or so of lima beans and some of the juice with it.
  • Sprinkle with more Cajun seasoning if you want a little more spice!

Notes

  • Frozen lima beans are the best. Canned are just too mushy. With the frozen you can cook them and meld the flavors together with them getting too soft.
  • Vegetable, chicken, or even beef broth with work. I don't recommend beef broth unless you use a beef sausage for flavor.
  • The amount of Cajun or Creole seasoning you use is up to you. The more you use, the spicier it is. Normally we like pretty spicy food, but for this one, I make it a little milder.
  • This will hold well in the fridge for up to 7 days! Make sure and let it cool, store it in an airtight container, then reheat as needed.
  • DO NOT throw out the juices in this dish. They give the best flavor to the rice.