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Red Beans and Rice (Vegan)

⁣This hearty and comforting bowl is a vegan take on a Louisiana Creole dish made with red kidney beans, onions, celery, peppers and andouille inspired tofu, slowly simmered in a spicy and smoky sauce.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Caribbean-Inspired
Keyword: Vegan Red Beans and Rice
Author: Mori
Servings: 4


  • ⁣2 cans 19oz red kidney beans ⁣
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil of choice⁣
  • 6 cloves garlic minced ⁣
  • 1 large onion diced⁣
  • 2 red bell peppers charred & skin removed⁣
  • 1 rib celery diced⁣
  • 1 tsp thyme⁣
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning ⁣ @aspiceaffair
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika⁣
  • a pinch cayenne optional⁣
  • 1 L veggie stock or water⁣
  • 1 tbsp tamari⁣
  • 3 bay leaves⁣
  • ⁣salt + pepper to taste ⁣
  • ⁣4 servings rice cooked⁣
  • ⁣parsley for garnish ⁣

⁣the andouille inspired tofu crumbles:⁣


  • ⁣In a pot, over medium heat, cook garlic, onion and celery in oil. ⁣
  • ⁣I charred my red peppers in advance (and removed the blackened skins) for a smokier flavour, but this is optional. ⁣
  • ⁣Add peppers and cook until they begin to soften. Season. Stir in thyme, Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika & veggie stock. Add bay leaves and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered (stirring occasionally) until sauce thickens. About 1.5 hours. ⁣
  • ⁣In a frying pan, over medium heat, cook tofu in oil until all sides are golden and crispy. ⁣
  • ⁣Add spice blend and tamari and stir to coat everything. Continue to cook for a few minutes. ⁣
  • ⁣Add tofu to beans, taste and adjust seasoning to suit your personal preference. Remove bay leaves. Adjust consistency of sauce by adding a little water, if necessary. ⁣
  • ⁣Serve beans and tofu with rice and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Enjoy!⁣
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