How to Make Creole Rice

How to Make Creole Rice. Creole rice makes a great side dish to go with your other favorite Cajun dishes. If you are eating other spicy foods, you can make the Creole rice mild to help people recover from other spicy foods. If you are looking to kick up your meal to another spicy notch, increase the amount of spices in the recipe.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
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  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup rice
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  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Pot with lid

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Make Creole Rice

Place the oil in the pot and cook the garlic, onion and green onion over medium high heat until the onion is translucent.

Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, chopped green bell pepper, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to the pot. Sprinkle a small amount of Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning into the pot.

Bring the contents in the pot to a boil.

Put the rice in the pot and turn the heat down to a simmer. Let the rice cook for 15 minutes.

Flip the rice over gently to mix up the contents in the pot with the rice. You want the ingredients to be evenly mixed with the rice.

Cook the rice for 15 more minutes covered.

Check the rice to make sure it is tender. If the rice is not tender, flip the rice again and let it cook 5 more minutes.

Set the Creole rice to the side off the burner and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Warnings

  • While not as good as made from scratch, you can purchase a premixed Creole rice package to make this dish quickly and easily.
  • Provide Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning on the table for people to add the right amount of spice they want for the meal.
  • Add chopped ham or sausage to your creole rice dish to make it a more hearty dish.
  • Use instant rice to cut down the cooking time for creole rice. Follow the directions and follow the instructions on the box.
  • Get help chopping up various ingredients to cut down preparation time.
  • Be careful when stirring the rice. Try to flip the rice over gently to mix it with the other ingredients.
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